Malawi Marriage Query

Malawi Marriage Query

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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

Marriage of step-siblings

Marriage of step-siblings

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Zayd has married Fāṭimah. Zayd has a son Muḥammad from a previous marriage. Thus, Fāṭimah is Muḥammad’s step mother. Fāṭimah has a daughter Zaynab from her previous marriage. Thus, Zayd is Zaynab’s step father. Is it permissible for Muḥammad and Zaynab to marry each other?

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Evidence of Hanafis permitting marriage during Ihram

Evidence of permissibility of marriage during Iḥrām

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I understand that according to the Ḥanafī school of thought, it is permissible to get married in the state of Iḥrām. Is there any evidence for this?

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Serving the husband and his family and vice-versa

السراج الوهاج في خدمة الأزواج

The shining lamp on serving the spouses

This Arabic treatise explores the issue of the wife serving her husband and his family and vice versa. The foreword to the treatise has been written by our respected teacher Shaykh al-Ḥadīth Mufti Aḥmad Khānpūrī (b. 1365/1946) and Shaykh Mufti ʿAtīq Aḥmad Qāsmī of Lucknow, India.

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Nikah and Civil Marriage

Nikāḥ and Civil Marriage

Question

(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?

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Nikah in the Masjid and on Friday

Nikāḥ in the Masjid and on Friday

Question

(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?

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