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Having to Wait for Nikah

I have met a practicing man I wish to marry. We have been trying to get his parents to agree for almost nine months now and, alhamduliLlah, by the grace of Allah Most High, they have finally started to come to terms with it and his mother has called my mom. Their only concern is […]

The witnesses of my marriage were not there. Is my marriage valid? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, An imam was my wali (guardian) for my marriage.Though the imam brought two witnesses, they did not appear in front of us. They did not hear or see the marriage happening. Now I’m living together with my husband. Is my marriage valid? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Shukran […]

Can You Separate the Nikah and Walima? [Video]

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Assalamu alaykum Can you separate the nikah and walima? Answer:  Wa’leykum Salam, Here is a video answer by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani to this question: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani is a scholar and researcher of Islamic law and Executive Director of SeekersGuidance Global After ten years overseas, Shaykh Faraz returned to […]

Why Married Couples Struggle and How to Respond Successfully

Why Married Couples Struggle and How to Respond Successfully. A Muslim Perspective from Ustadha Shireen Ahmed & Shaykh Faraz Rabbani The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse. In this SeekersGuidance seminar, we learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to overcome common hurdles, and how to maintain a […]

How To Manage Problems With In-Laws – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

How To Manage Problems With In-Laws. A Muslim Perspective from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse. In this SeekersGuidance seminar, we learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to overcome common hurdles, and how to maintain a high degree of moral conduct and […]

What Is The Purpose Of Marriage? A Muslim Perspective from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

What Is The Purpose Of Marriage? A Muslim Perspective from Shaykh Faraz Rabbani The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse. In this SeekersGuidance seminar, we learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to overcome common hurdles, and how to maintain a high degree of moral conduct […]

Successful Marriage: Keys from the Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah ﷺ, by Habib Hussein as-Saqqaf

This talk on marriage by Habib Hussein as-Saqqaf is probably one of the finest we have heard on the subject in a long, long time. The closest relationship a person will ever experience in their lifetime is with their spouse. In this SeekersGuidance seminar, we learn how to cultivate this union to the fullest, how to […]

What Are the Minimum Steps That Must Be Taken for a Marriage to Be Valid?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: 1. Does the person conducting the ceremony have to be an “imam”? 2. Is a guardian (wali) essential for the bride? 3. Are two male witnesses essential? 4. Must the dowry (mahr) be discussed? 5. Must both bride and groom be Muslim? 6. Is the nikah a civil contract […]

Is There a Preferred Time for Getting Married?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: As salam alaykum, I am planning on getting married this year and planning on getting the marriage contract (Nikah) done at the mosque. Is there any preferred time of the day for this? Answer:Assalamu ‘Alaykum, I pray that you are well. Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Scholars mention that […]

Unregistered Marriages: A Muslim Concern

On his deathbed, an imam in the United Kingdom had a confession to make: he had never registered the unions of hundreds of Muslim couples he married in his mosque. Despite promising these couples that he would do so, he forgot – a catastrophic mistake, as they and any children from their union would have […]