Marriage in Islam 

An-Nikah (marriage) : A blessed bond (1)

by Abdul Jeleel Salaudeen “O mankind! Revere your Lord, who has created you from a single soul, created from it his mate, and dispersed from both of them many men and women…” An Nisai: 1 All praise is due unto Allah who created all things in pairs that perhaps man may ponder over His creations. […]

Marriage in Islam: The social-cultural benefits (2)

continued from : An-Nikah (marriage) : A blessed bond by Abdul Jeleel Salaudeen “For those who love each other nothing has proven as good as marriage.” Hadith: Marriage as an institution is established to purify the society staring with the individual. Allah (SWT) has instilled in human being beings desire for the opposite gender. This desire […]

On Marriage in Islam

by Dr. Sherif Mohammed By getting married you are not just getting a wife, you are getting your whole world. From now until the rest of your days your wife will be your partner, your companion, and your best friend. She will share your moments, your days, and your years. She will share your joys […]


Prof. ‘Abdur Rahman I. Doi Professor and Director, Center for Islamic Legal Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, Nigeria.   Importance of Marriage in Islam Allah has created men and women as company for one another, and so that they can procreate and live in peace and tranquility according to the commandments of Allah and the directions […]

Marriage in Islam – if one chooses not to marry or is unable to get married

by Zain   The first post on marriage covered the introduction to marriage and generally what Islam portrays regarding marriage. From the topics mentioned, “If one chooses not to marry or is unable to get married” is the next topic to be discussed. Islam is a flexible religion but has its boundaries; its flexibility allows one to […]

Marriage in Islam – An Introduction

by Zain Marriage in the dictionary is explained as the name given to when a man and a woman “formally unite for the purpose of living together”. In Islam, it is an act which is given great importance both from a religious view point and a social viewpoint. The subject of marriage is vast and contains […]

Marriage without Wali

By Ebrahim Saifuddin Introduction Women require a wali (guardian) who ensures and secures their rights. The question over here is whether the woman needs permission from her wali to marry or whether she has the right to marry anyone whom she likes without permission. The Shafi’i, Maliki and Hanbali schools say that nikah entered into […]

Characteristics of a Pious Wife

by Ahmed. A pious woman’s priority is to seek the pleasure of Allah. She tries acquiring the qualities of a good wife by following the examples of the Prophet(Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and obeying what is commanded in the Book of Allah. Complete obedience and adherence to the Sunnah of the Prophet(Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and Quran […]

Characteristics of a Pious Husband

by Ahmed. On the Day of Judgment :Allah will ask men if they fulfilled their obligations towards their families. They who fear Allah will do their best to direct the way his wife and children live by educating himself and his family to living according to the Sunnah of the Prophet(Sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) and the […]

Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the Wife in Islam

Dr. G. F. Haddad Damascus Q: I have frequently read what, according to Islamic teachings, a husband may or may not do in a dispute with his wife if he attributes it to disagreement with or misbehavior of his wife. I almost never read anything about the opposite situation: if the wife has a disagreement […]

Islamic Marriage

by Ustadha Hedaya Hartford Book Review by GF Haddad Bismillah al-Rahman al-Rahim Wa Sallallahu `ala Sayyidina Muhammadin wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa Sallam When Faith is Sincere, Behavior is Righteous Islamic Marriage by Hedaya Hartford Damascus and Beirut: Dar al-Fikr, 2000 Paperback, 176 pages. Available from Al-Hamdu lillah for his innumerable favors, the greatest […]

The Marriage Process in Islam

by Shaad Ahmed Before Marrying Selecting a Spouse The first thing we should look for when marrying is how committed the person is to Islam. Prophet Muhammad (sallallahu alayhi was sallam) said, “A woman is normally sought as a wife for her wealth, beauty, nobility, or religiousness (adherence to Islam), but choose a religious woman […]

Who is One Allowed to Marry?

Which women a man may or may not marry both on a temporary and a permanent basis Marriage between a Muslim man and a Christian and Jewish woman How does adultery affect the permissibility of marriage? A Muslim woman may only marry a Muslim man (legal trickery not allowed) Proposing to a woman who has […]


by Shaykh Abdul-Fattaah Abu Ghuddah (Raheemullah) 7.1 WEDDINGS ARE PART OF THE PROPHET’S TRADITION If invited to a marriage ceremony or wedding celebration, you should accept the invitation unless it may include prohibited acts. Attending a wedding is part of the Sunnah, as Islam regards marriage as an act of worship and obedience to Allah. […]

Defining a Good Husband

by Hassen Laidi The question we try to raise in this feature touches us in many ways. Whether we are contemplating marriage ourselves, are concerned about a daughter or sister, or thinking about the general welfare of our community, we often find ourselves asking: what makes an ideal husband? And I hope that you will […]

The Virtues of Pregnancy

by Madrasah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown, South Africa   · When a woman is pregnant with a child, all the angels will make Istighfar (repentance) on her behalf. Allah SWT will, for each day of her pregnancy, write for her 1000 good deeds and erase from her 1000 bad deeds. · When a pregnant woman starts to […]

An Excellent Dowry
An Excellent Dowry

by Moulana Aashiq Ilahi Sahib (Translated by Maulana Nasrullah Anwar) Preface Hamidan Wa Musalian, The pip of a mango upon looking is an unremarkable thing. But when it takes root into the earth, and is exposed to sunlight and rain, it bursts forth with leaves and branches. It grows so large that it becomes a […]

Kafa’ah (Suitability and Compatibility) in Nikah

by Madrasah In’aamiyyah, Camperdown, South Africa A healthy marital life coupled with a good relationship make up the prime objects of Nikah. That is only possible when natural inclinations and backgrounds are shared (by both spouses). In the absence of such unity, living together successfully, despite great effort is indeed difficult, as attested to by […]

Dowry in Islam

by Amatullah Abdullah   A woman holds a very high status in the Islamic faith. She is honoured and respected at all times, but many startling transgressions have crept into Islamic practice. These transgressions have been caused by cultural influence that has no basis in Islamic scripture. Muslims living in the Indian subcontinent have slowly incorporated […]

Nikah – Marriage

by Sheikh Ashraf Ali Thanvi (Raheemullah Alayh)  Nikah – Marriage   1. Nikah is a great bounty from Allah Ta’ala. The affairs of this world and the hereafter are put in order through marriage. There is a lot of wisdom and many benefits in marriage. A person saves himself from sinning and his heart is put at ease. […]

Marriage (Nikah) in al-Islam

by Se’adat-e-Ebadiyye    To have a nikah means to get married, and talaq means to divorce. In the book Manahij-ul-ibad, the Islamic nikah is explained as follows:    This article covers the etiquette of nikah. The information on marriage sometimes varies because people, times and situations are not always the same. For this reason, while there […]

Marriage in Islam

by Hussein Khalid Al-Hussein, Ph.D.  Introduction The Qur’an and Hadith address the family structure in Islam in great detail covering all aspects of family life. Marriage, divorce, inheritance, provision, rights and duties, and marital relationships in Islam are the main issues that are covered in the parts of the Qur’an and Hadith addressing the family […]

Wedding in Islam

by Mir Mohammed Assadullah Spouses Allah, most Gracious says about spouses in Quran: Among His signs is [the fact] that He has created spouses for you among yourselves so that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has planted love and mercy between you; In that are signs for people who reflect. Qur’an […]

A Wife

A lecture by Sheikh Abdullah Adhami By getting married you are not just getting a wife, you are getting your whole world. From now until the rest of your days your wife will be your partner, your companion, and your best friend. She will share your moments, your days, and your years. She will share […]

Nikah – Husband’s Obligations

by Maulana Imraan Khamissa Have you ever pondered over the Khutbah which the Imaam recited to you before you enthusiastically uttered ‘Nakahtuhaa Wa Qabiltuhaa Wa Tazawwajtuhaa?’ Let me help you and shed some light over this contract which you have made yourself party to, that is ‘The Nikah Contract’. The Imaam recited to you three […]

Matters Concerning Marriage (Nikah)

by Abul Rashid Geloo As Muslims, we have no choice but to conduct all our affairs and lives according to the teachings of Islam based on the Al-Qur’aan and Sunnah (Hadith). If we do not, then we are guilty and questionable to Allah and His beloved Prophet Muhammad (Salallahu Alayhi Wassalam). In fact, our total […]

Al-Nikah: the Islamic Marriage Ceremony

by Mohammad Mazhar Hussaini The following article describes in a simple and clear manner the requirements and method of the Islamic marriage ceremony. Mutual Agreement of Bride and Groom Marriage (nikah) is a solemn and sacred social contract between bride and groom. This contract is a strong covenant (mithaqun Ghalithun) as expressed in Quran 4:21). […]

Preparing Muslims for Marriage

By Aneesah Nadire Marital problems among Muslims in America are of increasing concern. Issues like divorce and domestic violence are taking their toll on Muslim families throughout America. Imams, Muslim Social Workers, helping professionals and volunteers are concerned about the consequences of these problems on the very foundation of our community, the family. Even though […]

Questions and Answers on Marriage

Sheikh Syed Darsh (Raheemullahalaih), was a graduate of Al-Azhar, Cairo, and Chairman of UK Shari’ah Council and an expert on family matters, answered some frequently asked questions about marriage. These questions are taken from the magazine called “Trends”. Is it a sunnah/recommendation to marry one’s cousin or is the reverse true – marry from afar […]