Marriage and Divorce (Shafii)

September 21, 2023 6 mins

What Are the Rules Related to My Non-Muslim Grandparents?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question My parents (may Allah bless them) converted before I was born, Alhamdulillah. However, I understand that they were both born from parents who were not married, as is unfortunately common in Western culture. Does this mean that ONLY my grandmother’s parents (if they were married), relatives, siblings, and children are […]
September 20, 2023 2 mins

Should We Renew Our (Marriage) Nikah?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question I married a girl who was not present in my country. I’m from Pakistan, and she is from Indonesia. Her father appointed a proxy in Pakistan. The proxy performed the ijab in the presence of two witnesses, and I accepted (qabul) in Urdu. I follow the Hanafi school of thought, […]
September 19, 2023 3 mins

Does the Lack of Intercourse Mean That Our Nikah Is Nullified?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I have been married for almost 20 years and have two sons and I love my husband dearly. I’m sure he loves me but we haven’t had sex for years. My husband refuses to discuss it. He doesn’t initiate sex or any form of affection. We’ve never had a […]
September 18, 2023 2 mins

Can I Marry Someone Who Hasn’t Been Divorced Yet?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I’m getting to know a divorced man and am inclined to marry him. However, I just recently discovered that although he is divorced Islamically, his divorce has not been finalized secularly. Should I continue to interact with him even though he is still technically married? I am uncomfortable doing […]