Tag Archives: Marriage in Islam

Fiqh of Marriage – Overview

Fiqh of Marriage - OverviewMarriage in the Quran

There are a number of verses in the Quran which relate to marriage directly or indirectly. These verse can give us a basic understanding of what Allah intended for us in the area of marriage. Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – Overview

Fiqh of Marriage – Wives are “Mates”

screen-shot-2014-07-27-at-4-42-22-am-770x522Women are vital to the very existence of all humans. After all, men are born from women, not the other way around. Allah the Majestic tells us in the Quran that He has created both men and women, all from a single person, Adam, peace and blessings be upon him. From Adam, Allah created his mate (Eve) and from these two Allah brought forth many men and many women. Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – Wives are “Mates”

Fiqh of Marriage – Rights & Duties

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 ⬤  Introduction

The first thing that every married Muslim must realize is that one’s spouse is first and foremost another Muslim. He/she is one’s brother and sister in Islam. Therefore, at minimum all rights that fall upon a Muslim due to the general brotherhood of Islam are also due to one’s spouse… Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – Rights & Duties

Fiqh of Marriage – Announcements

marriagePublic Announcement, Wedding Feast (Walimah), Etiquettes of Coming Together

Public Announcement of the Wedding

 The majority of the scholars say that the public announcement of the wedding is mustahabb (preferred, but less than obligatory), but authentic hadith prove that it is obligatory. It is never permissible to follow the opinions of scholars and imams once an authentic and clear hadith is found to the contrary. All of the four imams and other scholars forbid us to do this with their opinions. Az-Zuhri says that the announcement is obligatory and states that if two people get married secretly with two witnesses and ask them to keep it secret, they should be separated immediately and the woman must wait an ‘iddah and receive her dowry. As we saw earlier, Imam Malik’s opinion on this situation was that they be separated and never again allowed to marry. A likely reason for the opinion of many scholars being that announcement was less than obligatory is: Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – Announcements

Fiqh of Marriage – The Mahr (Dowry)

wedding-ringsThe mahr (dowry) is something that is paid by the man to his wife. It is paid to the wife and to her only as an honor and a respect given to her and to show that he has a serious desire to marry her and is not simply entering into the marriage contract without any sense of responsibility and obligation or effort on his part.

It has been referred to by many names in the texts and the books of fiqh:

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Fiqh of Marriage – The Marriage Contract

MarriageMarriage in Islam is a contract. Thus, as in any contract in Islam, there are elements which are considered essential to its existence, called arkan, the possibility of stipulations of different kinds, legal effects of the contract, etc. Each of these should be understood properly in order to ensure that the marriage has been performed in the proper manner and the rightful effects of the marriage are granted to each of the participating partners. Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – The Marriage Contract

Fiqh of Marriage – Character Traits

4244Qualities to Look for in a Spouse

Importance of the Topic

Making sure that Muslims are well-matched to their spouses is one of the most important and potentially difficult functions in Muslim society. The individual seeking marriage must have his/her priorities straight and be clear on what characteristics are most important to be sought in a spouse in order to have a successful marriage. There are many characteristics that are important in a husband or a wife but some are much more important than others. Continue reading Fiqh of Marriage – Character Traits