Marriage in Islam
Dear Sheikh, As-Salamu `alaykum. I want to ask about the household stuff list (Al-Qa'imah) we make in Egypt before marriage, but I don't know what is the fair things to write. The situation is: the groom contributes in preparing a marital house, say, for instance, he chooses to furnish two rooms and provide other things, (carpets, for example), while the bride provides two rooms and other things (electric equipments, kitchen, etc). What is the Islamic ruling on this? Thanks in advance.
I have observed that the entourage during wedding ceremonies—like bridesmaids, groomsmen, ring bearer, maid of honor, coin bearer, best man and the like—is a common practice among Muslims in the Philippines. It includes dancing and singing during the walimah (wedding feast). However, I doubt whether these are in accordance with Islamic rites. May I know the typical wedding ceremony in the Islamic perspective?
Dear scholars, as-salamu `alaykum.how important is marriage? Is delaying marriage right? The reason for my questions is that I want to have my wedding as soon as possible, but my family is demanding that it be delayed until the end of the year as they believe it would be "wrong" to not have my brother and sisters-in-law attend. They want to wait on their immigration. They are also worried about what people would say if my wedding was done without their presence. I don’t want to delay as we have been holding the other party for about two and a half years. This is unfair to the other party as well as myself. Any advice? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. I am a Muslimah who is getting married soon. I want to know if it is necessary for the couple to have sex on the first night and are there are any restrictions about having sex? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I have noticed that there is a trend inviting young people to refrain from marriage via numerous methods, including intimidating them as regards the responsibilities they are to shoulder as well as casting doubt over the institution of marriage itself. Is there a way to refute these allegations?
Dear respected sheikhs, as-salamu `alaykum. I was surprised by the talk of some women. I know them to be God-fearing, and I hear their husbands are righteous and pious. However, they complained greatly and painfully about their husbands. They said that their husbands are selfish, rude, unkind towards them and treat them as slaves. One of them said to his wife, when she was giving him advice, “A woman should never be listened to unless she invites her husband to prayer or fasting.” I know this is not the Islamic way of treatment and mutual respect between husband and wife. What do you have to say about this issue? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Is a person allowed to marry his mother-in-law if he divorces her daughter?Notes: the lady is no longer his mother-in-law now.
Dear scholars, As-salamu `alaykum. My question is, if the nikah (Islamic marriage contract) of a woman took place during her period, is it valid? Jazakum Allah khayran.
Dear scholars, As-Salaam `Alaykum. What are the criteria for choosing life partner in the light of golden teachings of Islam? Jazakum Allah khayran.
I would like to know what is the concept of mahr in Islam? What should be the mahr for someone living in California, USA? I am getting married soon and my in-laws would like the mahr to be set according to the Shari`ah.
Dear scholars, please shed some light on the questions.Is it possible for a man to have first wife in his country of residence and second wife abroad? Can he still keep equality between them if he cannot spend equal time with them?Can the second wife voluntarily waive her rights like time together with her husband etc?Is it possible to keep second marriage in secret to protect first family from emotional stress and don't create tension in the family?