How Can a Woman Get an Islamic Divorce?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum If I am a woman seeking divorce, unhappy in my marriage for many reasons, is it permissible for me to seek annulment of my marriage if my husband will not give me a divorce? He has not been financially providing for us for 5 years now. We […]

Is My Milk-Sister a Mahram for My Brother?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum My aunt suckled me when I was young and so she is a mahram to me. This makes her daughter a sister to me. Does this make her a mahram to my brother (whom my aunt didn’t suckle)? Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah, No, your brother is […]

My Parents Want Me to Marry My Cousin but I Am in Love with a Non-Muslim Girl. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am in love with a non-muslim girl and want to marry her. My family wants me to get engaged to and marry my cousin, but I feel I can’t be happy with her. The girl whom I want to marry wants me to wait for […]

What Advice Would You Give Me to Find a Spouse?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I wanna get married but not found anyone yet. I don’t have enough funds to do so and I don’t have many friends around me. What advice would you give me? Answer: Wa’alaykum assalam, I pray you’re well. There are various aspects to consider before getting married, […]

My Father Will Disown Me If I Marry the Man I Choose. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I met someone at university who is a practicing Muslim. We both come from the same cultural background and we don’t have any valid Islamic reason as to why this marriage cannot go ahead. My mother told me that I could find my own spouse in […]

How Do You Know If a Potential Spouse Is Religious?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have heard of the Hadith about the four reasons of why individuals getting married with the deen being the most important. However, because you aren’t allowed to talk extensively etc, how are you meant to determine whether the person is religious? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi […]

Is a Muslim Woman Allowed to Marry a Non-Religious Man Who Is a Singer?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Is a Muslim woman allowed to marry a non-religious man who is a singer? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Please forgive me for the delay. Marriage As long as the […]

Do I Get Married to an Unattractive Man I Have Not Spoken to and Do Not Like, Just to Please My Aging Parents?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Several proposals of mine have not worked out. Currently, I’ve gotten a proposal from a family friend’s relative. The boy is almost 40 years old. They are claiming that he’s really obedient and religious and strong in character and all. I don’t find him attractive. He’s […]

Can My Wife Divorce Me Without My Agreement?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum My marriage took place about 5-6 years ago. My in-laws have filled for Khula’ (in Pakistan’s family court), without my agreement. 1. Is the Khula’ given in non such courts without agreement of the Husband accepted in Shariah ? 2. Will the marriage (Nikah) of the girl […]

I Am in Recovery from Sex Addiction. How Do I Tell My Prospective Wife This?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am a man in recovery from sex addiction. Even though there has been a lot of progress, long periods of sexual sobriety still elude me. I am aware that marriage isn’t going to solve my problem but I don’t want to wait for an year […]