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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 …

Am I a Legitimate Son

Am I a Legitimate Son?

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: 1- As long as you are sure the man who sired you is your biological father, you are a legitimate …

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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 …

A Shiite Proposed to Me

A Shiite Proposed to Me: May I Accept?

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: 1- It is allowed for a Sunni Muslim to marry a Shiite one as long as he or she believes …

Misyar Marriage and First Wife’s Permission

Misyar Marriage and First Wife’s Permission

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: 1- Marriage in Islam has some conditions. As long as these conditions are fulfilled, the marriage is valid. 2- As …

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

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 women. Yes, Marriage is Good To marry is undoubtedly a strong Sunnah recommended by the Messenger of Allah and his Companions. Furthermore, if we …

Polygamy: Why Is It Permitted in Islam?

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 his answer to the question in point, the eminent Muslim scholar, Sheikh Muhammad Al-Hanooti, member of the North American Fiqh Council, states: …

Is Polygamy Humiliation for Women?

Is Polygamy Humiliation for Women?

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: 1- Islam never allows a Muslim to humiliate his wife. Rather, there are numerous hadiths (Prophetic sayings) ordering the husband to best …

Having a Second Wife in Western Countries

Having a Second Wife in Western Countries

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: 1- Islam is a way of life consonant with nature, providing human solutions to complex situations and avoiding extremes. 2- This characteristic of Islam can be observed …



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