Drawing Closer to Allah – Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad

He says, Exalted and Most High, “Whoever harms a wali of Mine, I declare war upon him.” This is announcing that this hadith is going to be about a particular principle: the principle of wilaya. The principle of being a wali.

Does a Marriage without Repentance Count?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: I have commited fornication with a girl. We didn’t repent from it and we married in front of a islamic with witnesses but no guardians. I have divorced her three times after that. Can I marry her again due to the fact that our first marriage was without guardians […]

Can I Marry Without My Parents’ Consent?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I was engaged to a guy and my family later found out that that he has a past. My parents have refused to let him marry me, but I am already emotionally attached to him. I tried to convince them but it’s not working. Can I still marry […]

Unregistered Marriages: A Muslim Concern

On his deathbed, an imam in the United Kingdom had a confession to make: he had never registered the unions of hundreds of Muslim couples he married in his mosque. Despite promising these couples that he would do so, he forgot – a catastrophic mistake, as they and any children from their union would have […]

Can You Give Me Clarification on the Question Regarding a Woman’s Stepbrother From Her Mother’s Side Being a Wali? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, Recently, I have read one of your answer: Is My Marriage Valid? (Shafi’i School) However, I need some clarification. Your answer is correct: a stepbrother was a sufficient and acceptable guardian (wali) for her for purposes of the marriage contract. However the stepbrother is accepted if only […]

Are There Any Legal Leeways to Get Over the Refusal of a Guardian Regarding an Interracial Marriage?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu ‘alaykum, I would like to know what are the options available for a woman whose guardian prevents her to marry another respectable muslim based only on cultural and racial considerations? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health […]

Details Regarding Being a “Wali” for Marriage in the Maliki School

Answered by Shaykh Rami Nsour Question: I have a few questions relating to what it means to be a “Wali”. From my understanding, a Wali for a convert is a Muslim male guardian, and I understand that some madhhab’s don’t “require” me to have a Wali, but I’m still missing quite a bit of information […]

I Need Help Finding a Wali

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Question: Bismillah arahman araheem I am a convert to Islam, and would like to get married soon.  Like many converts, I do not have a wali.  I realize how valuable this role can be, and would like to have an imam or other pious/learned man serve as mine while I […]