If I Follow the Shafi’i Position on Hurma al Musahara Can I Marry Someone as a Hanafi?

 

Question:

Assalamu ‘Alaykum.

I asked you about hurma al musahara and you advised me to follow the Shafi’i school on that. Based on that, do I have to marry the lady I am to marry according to the Shafi’i school?

Answer:

Wa ‘alaykum assalam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh.

I pray you are well.

Do not worry. A Nikah which fulfills the conditions of the Hanafi school would suffice. However, the scenario you have described above would make a valid nikah in the Hanafi and the Shafi’i school. (al Mawsu’a al Kuwaitiyya)

You have nothing to worry about. Ask Allah for ease, and make this a marriage a means to draw closer to Allah.

May Allah facilitate all matters for you.

[Shaykh] Abdul-Rahim

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History he moved to Damascus in 2007 where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.