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Delinking Child Marriage from Islam Is Key to Solving the Crisis

My mother-in-law was married at the age of 13. You might be tempted to think that she was probably the victim of the “Islamic law” she lived under. But if you were to think that, you would be totally wrong. My mother-in-law was raised Christian in the American South. My husband is a convert to …

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Marital Rape OK within Islamic Marriage?!

Salam Dear Bethany, Thank you for your interesting question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Context: Sexual Pleasure for Both Parties First, the Quranic verse that you mentioned has a completely different interpretation than the one you thought of. It doesn’t mean any sense of sexual exploitation. Actually, it was revealed on the occasion that some of …

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Am I My Husband's Property Because He Paid Mahr?!

“Property” is something that can be inherited, and it signifies that something can be bought and sold. Can a man sell his wife? Can he give her away to another man in exchange for money? Even the most ignorant Muslim would not argue that point. As if this wasn’t clear enough, Allah has spelled out even more plainly in the Quran that mahr is not a price paid for ownership of a woman.

Marriage Between a Muslim Man and a Christian Woman?

Asalamu Alaikum Syed, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Marriage is not to be entered into lightly, and in Islam there are certain rules for a marriage to be valid. In other words, the marriage must meet certain requirements before Muslims accept that a marriage has really taken place. A Muslim marriage …

Why So Many Unfair Marriage Practices?

Salam (Peace) Jonny,  I need to thank you for your question and for coming to About Islam with it. But I think you have confused many different types of marriages: child marriage (girls 12-13 years old), forced marriage, pragmatic marriage without love (for money), and early marriage (14-17 years old). And you held Islam responsible for …

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Can Married Couples Live Apart?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, thanks for your question, and we ask Allah to help us serve His cause and render our work for His Sake. …

Civil Marriage in the West: Valid?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, we commend your pursuit of knowledge and your eagerness to seek what is lawful and avoid what is not. We earnestly …

Getting Married without a Written Contract: Valid?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear brother in Islam, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us. We implore Allah Almighty to …

Daughter Married a Hindu Revert, What to Do?

Daughter Married a Hindu Revert, What to Do?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for contacting Ask About Islam with your question. Parents like you who are concerned about the faith and righteousness of their offspring are truly a blessing for adult Muslims. Even though you must have endured considerable shock, disappointment, or pain when your daughter ran away with and married through the …

About Children of Interfaith Marriages and Gays

About Children of Interfaith Marriages and Gays

Salam Dear Samah,  Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. First of all, please understand that a Muslim is prohibited from marrying a non-Muslim woman, with the exception of Ahl Al-Kitab or People of the Book (namely, Jews or Christians). Therefore the question of the religion of the children born to non-Muslim …



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