Marriage and Divorce (Shafii)

May 13, 2022 2 mins

How Should I Deal with a Potential Husband Who Feels Unworthy?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I would like to seek counsel about marriage. There is a man that I find compatible and compliant with regard to the characteristics of choosing a suitable spouse. I have made istikhara about whether we will be good for each other. He is also praying about this. However, he […]
May 12, 2022 2 mins

Can I Marry without My Mother’s Permission If My Father Agrees?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I insisted that my parents look for someone I know who is practicing and of good character for me. He is from a different culture. Alhamdulillah everyone in my family (including my father) is happy to look into this proposal besides my mother, due to the cultural differences, which […]
May 11, 2022 3 mins

What Kind of Words or Actions Qualify for Divorce?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question In anger at his wife, A husband said that “our relationship is over/ finished.” When the wife asked about his intention, he said that he did not intend to divorce her. Has a divorce occurred? Is this a clear statement of divorce? Is this conversation considered a divorce? Answer […]
May 8, 2022 3 mins

Should I Marry a Woman Who Can No Longer Have Children?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question What would your advice be for a single man considering marrying a woman who cannot have children? She has adult twin daughters from a previous marriage before Islam but nearly died as a result. She is otherwise compatible with me and shares a vision of service to the religion. […]