Marriage

Is it permissible to marry a woman of the Ahlul Kitab?

Published on: March 2, 2016

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I have been told that the civil marriage in the UK is not necessary for Muslims and that doing it would be a bid’ah (innovation). Is this true?

Published on: November 8, 2016

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. The consensus of the majority of scholars in the UK is that together with the nikah, the couple should also have a civil marriage to officiate their marriage in the eyes of the law. An Islamic marriage conducted in the UK is not acknowledged as officially registered [...]

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The girl I want to marry is non-Muslim, but thinking about Islam. Can I marry her?

Published on: November 11, 2016

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Allah says in the Quran, “O you who believe enter into Islam fully”. Marrying someone while they are still considering Islam is not considered a valid union. The Shari’ah advises that we hold firm to fact and abstain from ambiguities. There should be no force or[...]

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I want to get married, but do not have my own place to live. Is it ok to stay with her parents?

Published on: November 11, 2016

Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. As a temporary arrangement this would be fine. However, as it is wajib for the husband to provide a home and maintenance for his wife, you would need to find alternative accommodation as soon as you are able to do so. This should be sooner, rather than later. It is more [...]

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