Is forced marriage allowed?

Is forced marriage allowed? It is haram for the guardian (wali) of the woman to force her to marry someone she does not want and does not like. The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “The virgin should not be given in marriage until her permission has been sought.” (Narrated by al-Bukhari, 6968;… Continue reading Is forced marriage allowed?

Summary of the Islamic requirements of a marriage.

Pillars of marriage in Islam There are three pillars or conditions for the marriage contract in Islam: Conditions of marriage in Islam The conditions of a proper marriage contract are as follows: The marriage contract must be witnessed , as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “There is no marriage contract except with a wali and… Continue reading Summary of the Islamic requirements of a marriage.

Waiting after divorce

If the woman is divorced by talaq before the man has entered upon her and been alone with her, i.e., before intercourse or intimacy with her, then she does not have to observe any ‘iddah at all. Simply by virtue of the divorce it becomes permissible for her to marry another man.  But if he… Continue reading Waiting after divorce