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How Can a Woman Stipulate in Her Marriage Contract Her Right to Initiate Divorce?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum How can a woman stipulate in her marriage contract her right to initiate divorce? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Please read the article below. It should provide sufficient answer, in sha Allah. Wassalam, Umer The Difference between Khul` and Divorce Answered by Shaykh Muhammad […]

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 […]

How Can I Make Binding on My Spouse to Not Prevent Me From Getting the Custody of My Disabled Sibling?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have a younger sibling who is disabled. After my parents, I am the only one who can take care of her. If I am to get married, how can I ensure that my spouse and in-laws will be willing to accept her as a part of my family? […]

What is Katbul Kitab?

Answered by Shaykh Ilyas Patel Question: How does katbul kitab work?  Answer: Wassalamu alaykum warahmatullahi wa barakatuhu, Katbul -kitab is a name for a legal written marriage contract ceremony which is done in the Levant. Legal documents are filled out and signed by everyone involved. If two witnesses are present and an offer by the […]

Clarification Regarding the Relationship Between the Validity of a Marriage Contract and the Religious Practice of the Spouses-to-Be

Answered by Shaykh Faraz A. Khan Question: I have a question regarding a statement in one of your previous answers titled “Does the Quran Prohibit the Marriage of a Fornicator and a Non-Fornicator? “In the article it states “As for the marriage of one who fails to repent, it is valid since the contract’s validity […]