Has My Husband Divorced Me?

Shaykh Jamir Meah clears up confusion regarding whether a divorce has in fact happened. My husband said to me: “I will say three words. Talaq, talaq, talaq.” He didn’t say: “I divorce you,” and I didn’t know what his intentions were, but later on he said he didn’t divorce me. Has our divorce happened as […]

Having to Wait for Nikah

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat gives advice on marriage and the consent of parents. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I have met a practicing man I wish to marry. We have been trying to get his parents to agree for almost nine months now and, alhamduliLlah, by the grace of Allah Most High, they have […]

Is It Valid to Marry in Secret?

Ustadh Salman Younas answers a question about the validity and rightness of wanting to marry someone without the parents’ knowledge and consent. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I love someone and I want that relationship becomes halal. Right now I want to marry her without telling anyone just to make it halal, […]

Father-in-Law Kissed Daughter-in-Law

Ustadh Salman Younas gives general advice on a case of a father-in-law kissing the daughter-in-law by mistake and how one should act in such cases. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. A case has arisen in our town that a father in law suddenly and unexpectedly kissed his daughter in law. This all […]

Did I Divorced My Wife by Uttering the Word Talaq?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A person has had an argument with his wife. He then sits alone imagining in his head a scenario where he tells her “talaq” (divorce) as response to her bad behaviour. He has no intention whatsoever of giving her a talaq in reality, but merely fantasises. Whilst […]

My Husband Is Impotent. Can I Get a Divorce?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum My husband is fertile but impotent. His problem has increased over the years but now he is unable to do sex at all. He has not touched me for 6 months. We have no companionship as well and he avoids me most of the time. Should I […]

I Feel Unwanted by My Husband and Ashamed

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil tackles the delicate matter of a wife who feels unwanted and shamed by her husband, and gives advice on how to overcome it. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I feel so unwanted by my husband. When we first got married, physical intimacy was painful for me, and so […]

I Am in Love with Someone Who Does Not Love Me. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am 17 and I love someone who doesn’t love me. I know that he loves someone else, as I know his girlfriend too, and she is good in her own way. I just love him unconditionally and I don’t think I can replace him. What […]

Can I Ask My Prospective Spouse If He Is a Virgin?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Can I ask my prospective spouse if he is a virgin? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, It is not impermissible to ask your prospective spouse if they are a virgin, but they aren’t obliged, and nor do they have the right, to disclose any past errors. […]

Can I Make Dua to Marry a Convert?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If I marry, I would marry a convert. Due to racist reasons, my mother disagrees with this but my father doesn’t. To me, character and lifestyle matter more than nationality. But I have noticed that so many born Muslims are so nationalistic and have cultural traditions […]