As-Salamu `alaykum. Could you please tell me what is the ideal way to find a partner (wife), or how did the Prophet’s Companions find their wives?
Dear scholars, As-Salamu `alaykum. Please elaborate on the importance of two witnesses for the bride. Also explain what is the Mahr Shar`i (amount in dollars) for Nikah. Can any Muslim perform the Nikah ceremony? Is signing the documents by bride and groom necessary in front of the witnesses?
Some Muslims consider the Western countries Dar al-Harb, consequently they allow themselves to have unacceptable behaviors such as marrying temporarily Western women then divorce them, stealing bank's money by buying goods with credit cards then returning to their countries. What is the Islamic view on these illegal behaviors? And what does Islam say about this mentality?