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Islam makes it incumbent for the man to give a dowry to the woman he wishes to marry. This is an Islamic obligation upon him.

My question concerns cases where a Muslim man marries a Jewish or Christian woman who does not recognize it a religious duty upon the husband to pay the wife a dowry and does not expect to receive one. Does a Jewish or Christian woman still have the right to a dowry that a Muslim woman has when she marries a Muslim man? Is it the religious obligation of the Muslim man to pay her the same dowry that a Muslim woman in her place would receive? In this case, must he make sure to explain to her the right she has to receive a dowry so that the value of the dowry can be properly set? What if she does not insist upon a dowry after that?

  • Jamie asked 1 year ago
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I heard that a marriage will be valid even if it is contracted without any dowry given. Is this true? What is the proof? Also, is it at least true that they cannot consummate the marriage until the husband pays to her at least some of the dowry?

  • jonathan asked 1 year ago
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If a woman’s guardian asks for a certain amount of dowry and the women wants it to be less, then which of them has the right to decide the amount of the dowry?

  • mariam asked 1 year ago
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Can I pay my dowry to my wife on credit basis?

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I am about to get married, but I am confused about what is called the mu`akhkhar (postponed dowry). I heard that it is like a debt that I have to pay to my wife. Can I agree with her that I pay it only if divorce occurs?

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I have a son who is 22 months old, but I am not married to his mother. Now I am thinking to get married to my baby’s mother, but I hear this may not be lawful for me. What can I do?

  • hamza asked 1 year ago
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I heard that some of the Companions claimed that temporary marriage was permissible. What is this about? Is this what some of the Shî`ah follow?

  • sumayyah asked 1 year ago
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I am a Christian woman engaged to a Muslim man. We have discussed the fact that we both have a different religion and I have agreed that if God gives us children, they would be Muslims. I am very interested in learning as much as I can about the Qur’an because I believe that children should have the opportunity to receive answers to their questions even from a non-Muslim, provided that they get the correct explanation. Our relationship is based upon respect of each other’s religious practices.

My question is as follows: I know that a Muslim man can marry non-Muslim woman. What I don’t know is does the Qur’an forbid that the ceremony takes place in a church or a celebration is conducted by a priest. I suppose if such a marriage is allowed, the religious ceremony can take place in a church. If not, the Christian’s marriage is not valid, and the person is not considered married and commits the sin of fornication. A civil marriage is supposed to be followed by the religious ceremony; otherwise the Catholic church does not consider the union as valid.

We both practice our religion and respect one another’s beliefs, and feel very concerned about the matter. Indeed, if a Muslim is not allowed to celebrate his union in a church, then we must end this relationship, since committing the sin of fornication (getting married without God’s blessing in a church) is not acceptable for me. I agree to have my marriage blessed by an imam, but my fiancé and I do not know if he is allowed to do the same in a church, in order for me to have my marriage blessed.

I will finish by adding that I asked a priest if such a marriage could be celebrated and he said yes, telling me the church does not reject anyone. My fiancé says that of course it is possible for us to receive blessing from an imam since a Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian. I suppose for him it is an obligation, just like for me at church

  • mariam asked 1 year ago
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Is it true that giving an engagement ring is unlawful in Islam? Please explain your answer.
  • sumayyah asked 1 year ago
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I am a Muslim living in the West. My fiancée is also a convert Muslim from the same country. She has many Christian family members and they would like us to hold what they regard as a “traditional” wedding. They want us to exchange wedding rings and place them on each other’s fingers. They also want me to afterwards kiss the bride on the lips, as is the custom in their culture. They see this as an expression of my love for her. It means a lot to them, and since it is her culture as well, it means a lot to her. I am now very worried about the whole thing. What should I do?

  • hamza asked 1 year ago
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I come from a Muslim family and my father is a conservative man. He is a rich man with average looks married to a woman (my mother) who is outstandingly beautiful with 13 years of age gap. Since my childhood, regular fights (verbal) between my parents is a usual thing. For every reason his excuse was Islam and he reiterates that “Islam gives the ultimate power to men and not women”. Living in a western culture, this was very hard for us (the children) to absorb. Now we are back in a country where law is always on husband’s side. So I need to understand Islamic laws to counter his allegation against my mother. Following are the situations: My mother’s parents are not good people according to my father and that is why they do not have the right to live with my mother. He always justifies this with how a women needs to obey her husband… They both are over 80 years and there is hardly anyone to look after them. In my lifetime I have never seen them misbehave with my father. Yes, they are not rich enough to succumb to all his wishes! My mother can only meet people who my father wishes. And believe me when I say that he just needs no reason to dislike a person. A person just has to say something good to my mother, or be nice to her and that would antagonize my father. He is a very jealous man, who doesn’t trust his wife. We are forced to come back to his birthplace and here he has every possible control over us, so how can we stop him from doing all this? Can I stop my father from verbally abusing my mother and from doubting her or disbelieving her on every occasion. My mother is a timid person and I am afraid my father’s behavior is affecting her health as well. What right does Islam give under this circumstances to wife and daughter? I need to mention that we are still financially dependent on him. Thank you for your patience, but I guess people like you are my only solution to my problems. Will eagerly wait for your answer.

  • sumayyah asked 3 years ago
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