535 fatwas

  • Wali of woman who converted to Islam Date: 17-9-2016

    There is a Hindu girl whom I was in haram relationship with. Allaah guided us and so we repented; she accepted Islam and we then married with the consent of my parents. Since her parents did not accepted Islam (and they also did not know the condition of the religion of her daughter then), my maternal uncle became the Wali (legal guardian) of this girl.. More

  • Retaining marriage with 'Muhallil' Date: 8-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum! I want to know the authenticity of the hadith given by At-Tirmithi and reported by Sufyaan Ath-Thawry "That a man who wants to keep a woman with whom he made Halala has to remake a new contract because the intention of Halala made this contract void". Is it possible to have the graduate of this hadith, and if it is weak, does that.. More

  • Marrying without informing family Date: 3-9-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum Sir/Madame.I have a query about my elder sister. On 11-12-3013, my elder sister got married with one of our relatives without informing us. At the time, my parents were out of the city. Both of them hid it from us. Last week, my sister informed both of the families about it. We are shocked knowing about it. My parents do not like marriage.. More

  • Marrying for Tahleel then changing intention Date: 10-7-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I married a man just to make Tahleel (marriage in which a man marries a woman after she was divorced three times by her husband simply in order to make it lawful for her husband to marry her again)because I was divorced three times by my first husband, so I married the second in order to become licit for the first. So we made this.. More

  • Husband concealed that he was adopted Date: 18-6-2016

    My questsion is the following: my husband hid his actual parents at the time of marriage as he was born in a Christian family and was adopted by a Muslim family. At the time of marriage, however, we were totally unaware about the facts. He told me after some time that he is an adopted kid. My husband is Muslim but does not offer prayers and fast regularly... More

  • Woman eloped and judge conducted her marriage Date: 4-6-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum dear Brothers. I am from the Indian state of Kerala and follow the Shaafi'i mathhab. Two years ago, my wife's sister's daughter ran away with her lover. My wife's family was not ready to arrange a marriage because he was not following an Islamic way of life; he was drinking and had a criminal background. The case reached the court,.. More

  • Scholars' statements regarding giving young girls in marriage Date: 20-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. How can we reconcile between the hadith that relates that the Prophet, sallallaahu ʻalayhi wa sallam,forbade forced marriages and the sayings of scholars that you can marry a young girl before she becomes a woman (becomes mature) even if she does not want to do so. .. More

  • Women may not be witnesses to marriage contract Date: 7-4-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuhu. have been in a relationship for quite some time but found out that that is haram. After learning that was the case, we decided to have a marriage, which took place with my father, my mother, his mother and a male relative present; my parents accepted his proposal. I have discussed with him to accept.. More

  • Signing divorce paper is not necessarily effective divorce Date: 5-4-2016

    Please help with a serious query. I got married according to Islamic law in India. Recently, my husband and I were fighting and he hit me three times around the face, in public. It happened at the worst time as I was already going through a period of severe mental breakdown (and seeing a pyschiatrist) and I was crazy with anger and forced him to come.. More

  • The ruling on whether defective marriage requires divorce to be terminated Date: 9-2-2016

    Assalaamu alaykom. I got married in the Philippines in a Christian way and my husband is a Lebanese Muslim. When I reverted to Islam in Fanar after our marriage, he did not marry me again according to the sharia. When I got pregnant, I went back to the Philippines to deliver the baby. Last August, in 2014, after one month, my husband stopped financially.. More

  • An invalid marriage does not require divorce to be terminated Date: 9-2-2016

    I received an answer related to fatwa no. 285583, and I would like to ask another question related to this case. After I received the answer, I was morally devastated. As I wrote before, I was just a new muslim when I said the shahadah (testimony of faith) in the UK, and when I afterwards returned back to my home country I started to learn about islam,.. More

  • His interest in marrying a girl was misunderstood for a formal marriage Date: 29-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. We know that things like marriage and divorce are dependent on verbal evidence, i.e. what is said verbally. I have a question about that. Say that a boy is discussing with the father of a girl in an unofficial family gathering and he says that he is interested in marrying his daughter a few years later. But the father tells him something.. More

  • Marriage without the bride's wali is defective Date: 10-1-2016

    Assalaamu alaykum. I got married to my muslim husband eleven years ago and was Christian at the time. There were two witnesses and the imam who conducted the marriage. I did not have any wali (legal guardian) present because my family opposed the marriage, and they still do so now. I gave my consent to the marriage, but my husband and I were not aware.. More

  • A husband threw the Quran to the floor in a tantrum Date: 23-12-2015

    Assalaamu alaykum wa rahmatullaahi wa barakaatuh Brother. My sister got married on August 2, 2014. Many things changed at her house, including the manner of dealing with in-laws and the abusive personality of her husband. She was also going through after-effects of depression due to an accident on September 5, 2014 and partly because of her husband... More

  • A case of a defective marriage of a new Muslim woman Date: 14-12-2015

    I converted to Islam two years ago and married a Muslim man. As I am a Westerner and have previously been divorced, my husband said that this would be unacceptable to his family and that the marriage must be a secret as his family would disown him. We did not marry in a mosque but we had a contract, I had no guardian (wali) for the marriage, and we.. More