Malawi Marriage Query
In Malawi, the indigenous local Muslims have a traditional marriage, which begins with a man and a woman who decide to marry each other and they inform their families. Once the families agree, they appoint one witness from each side. The witness will lead and formally propose to the girl’s family, a date will be agreed and the two families will unite the bride and groom in a traditional marriage. Continue reading
Nikāḥ and Civil Marriage
(1) Is it necessary to undertake a civil marriage once the Nikāḥ is conducted?
(2) Is it permissible to undertake a civil marriage once the Nikāḥ is conducted? Is it better to do so?
(3) Is a civil marriage ceremony sufficient from an Islamic perspective?
Nikāḥ in the Masjid and on Friday
(1) What is the position of the four schools of thought regarding Nikāḥ in the Masjid?
(2) Is it preferable to perform Nikāḥ on Friday?
Discourse of Mufti Muḥammad Taqī ʿUthmānī (b. 1362/1943 – ) on wedding gifts, no boxed presents and the unlawfulness of a person’s wealth unless it is given wholeheartedly
No Boxed Gifts
What is the Islamic ruling on the use of the phrase ‘no boxed gifts’ which has become prevalent?
Ḥadīth regarding the family of the bride feeding people
By Muḥaddith al-ʿAṣr Shaykh Muḥammad Yūnus Jownpūrī (b. 1355/1936 – )
Question: A Fatwā has been published recently that states that it is Sunnah for the family of the bride to do a Daʿwat (invite and feed people) and this has been referenced with the narration of the marriage of Fāṭimah (may Allah be pleased with her) in Muṣannaf ʿAbd al-Razzāq (5: 487). Continue reading