Ruling on Salaat-ul-Faatih that is said on weddings or on naming a newborn

Question 10: Most of the Imaams (the one who leads congregational Prayer) and shaykhs of Masjids (mosques) have agreed that Du`aa’ (supplication) in the marriage contract or when naming a child should be made by Salaat-ul-Faatih (Remembrance from the Tijaniyyah order), which says: “O Allaah! Send Your blessings on Muhammad Al-Faatih (the Opener) of what is closed, the Seal of what preceded him…” What is the ruling on this?

Answer: Salaat-ul-Faatih has no origin in Sharee`ah (Islaamic law); and what has no origin in Sharee`ah is regarded as Bid`ah (innovation in religion), because the Prophet (peace be upon him) said… read more here.

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Contracting marriage in a Church

Question 9: Is it permissible to conclude a marriage contract in a church? Is it permissible to write the marriage contract twice, once in the Islamic way and the other in the Christian way to satisfy both parties?

Answer: It is impermissible to conclude a marriage contract in a church… read more here.

Contracting marriage through the phone

Question 8: If the Ar-kaan (integral pillars) and conditions of the validity of marriage are fulfilled, but the Waliy (a legally accountable person acting for a woman regarding marriage) and the husband are in different countries, is it permissible to conclude the marriage contract via the telephone?

Answer: Today deception is widespread, as is fraud, and there is great skill in imitating the voices of others to the extent that one person may imitate different voices and… read more here.

A Ma’thoon (المأذون) concluding his own marriage contract

Question 7: Is it permissible for a Ma’thoon (marriage registrant) to conclude his own marriage contract? Is a Ma’thoon permitted to ask for fees for concluding a marriage contract? What if the Ma’thoon is given fees without asking for them?

Answer: Firstly, it is permissible for Ma’thoon to conclude his own marriage contract if the essential elements and… read more here.

Is it permissible for a fiance to be alone with his fiance?

Question 6: Is it permissible for a fiancé to sit alone with his fiance in her family’s house in a room with the door open or in an open living room? Is it permissible for him to sit with her in private or go out with her in the presence of her mother or her younger sister who is 10 years old? Is it permissible for the fiancé to hold the hand of his fiancée and shake hands with her and with her mother? We appreciate your advice, may Allaah reward you with the best!.

Answer: It is not permissible for a fiancé to sit in private with his fiancée as long as he has not concluded the marriage contract… read more here.

A woman going out with her fiance before contracting the marriage

Question 5: Is it permissible for a woman to go out with her fiancé prior to contracting marriage?

Answer: It is impermissible for a woman to go out with her fiancé prior to contracting the marriage without a Mahram (unmarriageable relative) being with them… read more here.

A twelve year-old boy getting married

Question 4: Is it permissible for me to marry although I am only 12 years old?

Answer: It is permissible for you to marry although you are only 12 years old… read more here.

Refusing marriage to devote one’s life to worship and to avoid bearing marital responsibilities

Question 3: Is marriage obligatory for a woman who can control her sexual desire and who refuses marriage to be able to devote her life to worship and to avoid having marital responsibilities?

Answer: Allaah (Glorified and Exalted be He) legislated marriage, as He (may He Praised and Exalted) says… read more here.

Should a man, who is to marry his wife’s sister after the death of his wife, wait a period equal to `Iddah?

Question 2: Is `Iddah (prescribed waiting period after divorce or widowhood) required for a man who wants to marry the sister of his deceased wife? Please give me your Fatwaa regarding this issue!

Answer: The man who wants to marry the sister of his deceased wife is not required to observe `Iddah… read more here.

Is it permissible for me to marry when my father is still my breadwinner or I have to earn by myself?

Question 1: I am a 19 year-old young man, and I am a first-year student of Sharee`ah (Islaamic law). I have no job, and my father maintains me. As you know, we live in an age of Fitnah (temptation). Is it permissible for me to marry as long as my father is maintaining me? I want to get married to keep myself chaste. Can I do this, or should I wait until I finish my studies? Is it obligatory for me to pay for my family on my own? Please advise, and many thanks to you!

Answer: Marriage is a Sunnah of the messengers. The Prophet (peace be upon him) has urged the youth to marry as soon as they can afford marriage… read more here.