Malawi Marriage Query

Malawi Marriage Query

Question

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

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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