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Contagious Disease And Safety Of The Family

If one is infected with a contagious disease that doesn't have a cure. Is he allowed to still live with his family or does he have to relocate or something. And his family cannot be aware of his medical situation because he is sure it will cause more problems rather than resolving any.

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Delay In A Girl’s Marriage

I have a question regarding the girls who do are not fortunate enough to get married in time. Their marriage is delayed. Does this mean that such a girl has done something wrong for which she is being punished? If not then why a girl who does not even have high expectations and standards goes through such difficult trial?

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Marriage Of A Convert

I have been told by a friend that a new Muslim boy convert cannot marry a Muslim girl. He can only marry with a new Muslim girl. Kindly guide me in this regard.

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Marriage Of A Convert

I have been told by a friend that a new Muslim boy convert cannot marry a Muslim girl. He can only marry with a new Muslim girl. Kindly guide me in this regard.

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Parental Approval For Marrying A Convert

One female accpeted islam by seeking certain religious knowledge from me. After few years we planned to marry each other. Her non-Muslim parents are opposing. My parents are too much opposing. This marriage is the only scope for her to live as a Muslim and both of us wish to live together in the path of Allah. After knowing a female for six years, if my parents are not allowing to marry a converted Muslim, who will marry. Please provide your answer in the light of Islam. I want to make my parents comprehend. Is it sinful to disobey parents in this issue? If my parents object what can I do. Already we have postponed our marriage due to these issues for two years. More than a year or two we can’t wait also. If my parents accept and her parents rejet what can be done, within the light of Islam. Please provide your answer in the light provided by the Prophet (sws).

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Repeating The Nikah

My husband and I entered into marriage contact a few years ago in the presence of my parents. We kept it secret from my in-laws for they were against our marriage. Now they have agreed. Can we contract a new nikah in their presence? I also fear that if they found out the truth they will disown us, and probably not accept me.

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Marrying A Jewish Girl

I live in Canada and I have almost decided to marry a Jewish girl. She belongs to Reformed Judaism and more like the Jewish traditions than actually practicing Judaism. I am a practicing Muslim in regards to praying, fasting etc. and I strive to be better. I have been living in Canada for almost five years now. I grew up in Pakistan. She is forty and I am thirty-eight years old. We have known each other for almost three years. We connect on many levels and then there are other places where we differ a lot. That is mainly cultural and some religious differences. We have gone through a lot of discussions and I feel that as long as its only me and her in the picture I will inshaAllah be able to be content with my decision of marrying her, despite realizing the fact that there will be obstacles and more effort will be required in this relationship than having a traditional marriage with a Muslim girl. When it comes to kids, we fail to reach a common resolution as our differences look bigger in that scenario. Just to give you an example, I think a sexual relationship can only be after marriage (based on my religious beliefs and cultural practice) and she thinks that in western culture it is not possible and as long as one can remain faithful to their partner (unmarried) they should be able to spend their lives as they want. She thinks kids could be given knowledge of both Jewish and Muslim traditions and I think they will be confused that way so they should be raised in one tradition and I want them to be Muslims and she does not want the kids to only associate to Islam but Judaism as well. So we do not have an agreement there. She is already forty, so there may be complications in having kids altogether. She also thinks that at this stage of her life and given the situation she does not want to have kids. I love her and try to make every effort so that we can get married. I have also thought about not having kids. The dominant thought is to be able to live with her and I guess that is why I try to justify this thought by feeling that it is already late for me as well to have a traditional marriage cycle where one gets married at a younger age and have kids. I am also behind in my career path and need more time and effort to work hard and establish myself. So I feel that kid will be a huge responsibility. The main reason behind this thought of not having kids remain to be the fact that it will complicate our lives as we might not even be able to get married if we decided to get married. I feel that she and I will be able to do other stuff in life that will help us not to miss having kids. For example she and I are very keen towards bringing Jews and Muslims closer and helping both sides understand that there are so many misunderstandings and misconceptions and lack of trust that is the cause of lot of friction between Jews and Muslims. I would like your comments on the whole situation and my main question would be, in the given situation, if I decide not to have kids, will it be just according to Islam?

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Permission Of Polygamy

The verse in Sura al-Nisa mentioning the four marriages, mentions the orphans initially. These verses were revealed after the battle of Uhud concerning the widows and orphans of the martyrs. Does this in itself not precondition the permission of polygamy to the widows and orphans?

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Regarding Marriage

A man asked a religious scholar on TV about marrying a woman with whom he already had a relationship. The scholar forbade the marriage. He considered the woman unworthy of the man as she was already involved with him. Islam, in my view, promotes virtue instead of condemning people?

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Illegal Immigrant Workers

I came abroad on work permit for five years. After five years (on expiration of work permit), I did not go back to my country. And now my stay in this country is illegal and I am still earning money. Is this money (earned during illegal stay) is haram or halal? What is the status of my illegal stay with respect to teaching of Islam? What is the status of paper marriage with respect to teaching of Islam?

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Paper Marriage

I am already married in Pakistan. To live in the UK I need to do paper marriege (which is all wrong but I have no choice). For this I need to make a fake document from Pakistan as no objection letter or divorce certificate which my wife does not know about at all. So I need that paper to show here in the UK that I am single and ready to marry. Will that be considered real divorce or it would not affect my present marriage? If it does affect my marriage then how can I make my wife understand and make the relationship licit again?

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Alleged Innovations By Hazrat Umar (ra)

I have heard that after the death of Holy Prophet (sws) especially during the rule of Hazrat Umar (ra), several changes were made in the ordinance of the State and religion.

Hazrat Umar (ra) introduced some new laws in the Islamic Shariah and these laws have become part of Islamic culture and tradition and are still followed by people of this time. How far is this true?
Also I want to know that was it Hazrat Umar (ra) who introduced the utterance of divorce three times and the phrase "prayer is better than sleep" in the adhan of Fajr (morning)?
Please throw some light on this information and let me know that were these innovations made by Hazrat Umar(ra) in the light of Qur'an and the Sunnah of the Prophet (sws)?
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Marrying Muslim Women Into Non-Muslims

I am a Hindu and legally married a Muslim girl under the provisions of Indian Special Marriage Act. However, my wife’s family says that Islam doesn’t allow a Muslim girl to marry a non-Muslim. My question is:

1) Does the Quran specifically prohibit the marriage between a non-Muslim man and a Muslim woman?
2) What are the verses in Quran which suggests this prohibition? How do you interpret them?
3) If Allah is One and it is He who he has created the entire mankind, how can He prohibit two persons to live ever in peace and love?
Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Did The Prophet (sws) Forbid Second Marriage To Ali (rta)

I heard a hadith which says that once Hazrat Ali (rta) asked permission from Muhammad (sws) for second marriage and the Prophet (sws) refused to grant him permission. Could you please confirm the hadith and, why Muhammad (sws) refused to grant Hazart Ali (rta) his request?

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Marriage With Former Mother-in-law

In the eyes of Shari`ah, can a man marry his mother in law after divorcing his wife ?

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Polygamy

My understanding of Islam is that polygamy is permitted only under certain conditions, such as marrying a widow who has children. Please explain. I read this in the Quran.

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Delay In Determining The Mahr

I am planning to get married to a lady. She is keen on the nikah but is delaying the mahr. We are planning for the two families of ours to meet each other for the nikah but she is placing a lot of emphasis on the Waleemah nikah when she will announce the mahr after which she wants the marriage to be consummated. Is this allowed for her to delay the announcement of the mahr to me in order to postpone consummation?

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Repeated Performance Of Nikah

I just got engaged few months ago. My wedding is after five months. I and my fiancé meet sometimes but not alone. Now we want to meet alone but before that we want to do nikah (without telling anyone) to avoid sinfulness. My question is that, if we do nikah now (without telling anyone) then what will happen on wedding day? Can we do nikah again at wedding time because we don’t want to tell anyone in our families that we doing nikah and meeting alone?

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Does Concealing One’s Marital Status Cancel The Nikah?

A friend of mine was asked about his marital status by some of his friends and, in spite of being married, he told them that he is single. Now he has recently read on some Islamic website that doing so renders nikah null and void. I have already given him my opinion in this regard but he wants an expert opinion. Can you please shed some light on this issue?

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Guarding The Secrets Of Husbands

While discussing the responsibilities of husbands and wives, the Holy Qur’ān says that wives are supposed to be bearers of their husband’s secrets. Is this true? What does that mean? Take for instance a scenario in which a wife tells all good and bad happenings to her own mother about her mother and father-in-law. Does this violate the directive of the Holy Qur’ān relating to the wife? Is she allowed in Islam to do this?

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