Marriage

Temporary Marriage

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By Mufti Taqi Usmani
Translated by Ebrahim Saifuddin


temporary_marriageQuestion: In order to acquire education, Muslim students go towards the Western World and during their stay they marry with the intention to remain married to that person till the time they complete their education. And once the education is completed, they intend to go back to their country and annul this marriage as they do not wish to stay there permanently.

However, this marriage takes place in the same way that a normal marriage takes place and with the same words. What is the legal ruling regarding such a marriage?


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Interfaith Marriages: Why can’t a Muslim Woman marry a non-Muslim Man?

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By Ebrahim Saifuddin


marriage_silverPeople often ask the question that if Muslim men are allowed to marry non-Muslim women, why Muslim women are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men. Firstly it is important to point out that Muslim men are not allowed to marry any non-Muslim women. The only people with whom the Muslim man is allowed to marry are from the People of the Book i.e. those who have faith in the previous revelations informed by Allah (swt).


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Marriage without Wali

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By Ebrahim Saifuddin

Introduction

Women require a wali (guardian) who ensures and secures their rights. The question over here is whether the woman needs permission from her wali to marry or whether she has the right to marry anyone whom she likes without permission. The Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali schools say that nikah entered into by a woman herself, without the permission of her wali, is invalid and void. The Hanafi ruling on this matter is that a woman can enter into a marital contract by herself without permission from her wali. The definition of such a “woman” will come later on and it does not incorporate every woman.

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