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Can a Widow Marry against Her Parents’ Will?

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. In this fatwa: You can marry the man you want as long he is a good practicing Muslim. However, you are highly advised …

Halal Ways for Converts to Find a Spouse

Halal Ways for Converts to Find a Spouse in the Modern World?

Short Answer: Islam is flexible because life is varied and always in flux. If Islam is truly meant for all of human kind until the end of time, it has to be flexible in some ways. Having an arranged marriage is not the only Islamically sanctioned kind of marriage. If you intend to marry, you should be …

Marriage Between the Two `Eids: Permissible?

Marriage Between the Two Eids: Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi 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. In this fatwa: There is nothing wrong with concluding marriage between the two Eids. Answering your question, the General Iftaa’ Department in Jordan, states the following: Getting married …

How to Make Him Marry Me

How to Make Him Marry Me? Can I Ask Allah?

Short Answer: The best remedy for a Muslim man or woman who loves someone, is for the two to get married to each other. Pray istikharah and trust Allah. You can also talk to your parents about your desire to marry this man, and if they agree, a serious marriage proposal can be negotiated by them. There …

Muslim Engagement Ceremony

How to Do a Muslim Engagement Ceremony?

Short Answer: Islam views marriage an act of worship and obedience to Allah. Remember that engagement is just a promise of marriage. It does not entitle fiancés to any special rights over one another. Do your best to make your non-Muslim parents attend your Muslim engagement ceremony.  Do not forget to invite your close friends and relatives as well, …

Marry With a Limited Income

Can a New Convert Marry With a Limited Income?

Short Answer: Marriage does not need to be expensive. As a man looking to marry, you are responsible for giving a mahr (a wedding gift) to the woman you intend to marry. And as a husband, you are also responsible for providing for your wife’s (and any future offspring’s) necessities-food, clothing, shelter, medical care, and whatever else she is …

How to Build a Successful Interfaith Marriage

How to Build a Successful Interfaith Marriage?

Short Answer:  You should both enter the marriage with respect for the other’s beliefs. Discuss with her issues relating to religion and child rearing before marriage. Make sure that love, caring, communicating and mutual respect are the basis of your life together. Make sure that you raise your children as Muslims. _____________________________________ As-Salamu Alaykum Dear Ardi, Thank you for …

must marry

I Don't Ever Want to Get Married: Must I?

Short Answer: There were many great scholars in Islamic history, both male and female, who chose not to marry. To marry is undoubtedly a strong Sunnah. _____________________________________ Asalaamu alaykum, sister, Thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. To begin with, when it comes to the recommendation to marry, Islam does not distinguish between men and …

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