Marriage with the prior intention of divorcing

Q 12: It has become a widespread custom among young men to travel abroad to get married with the intention of getting divorced when marriage as such is the purpose for which they travel, based on a fatwa in this regard, which many people misunderstood. What is the ruling thereon?

Answer: Getting married with the intention of divorce is a temporary marriage, which is an invalid marriage as it stands for Mut`ah that is prohibited according to the consensus of scholars. Marriage is only valid when a man gets married with the intention of keeping the bond of marriage forever if the wife proves to be a good wife and he gets along with her; otherwise he may divorce her. Allah (Exalted be He) said: The divorce is twice, after that, either you retain her on reasonable terms or release her with kindness May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

Fatwa no. 21140

I want to delay marriage (Nikaah) until I finish my studies

Q2: I want to delay marriage until I finish my studies as I am now in the last year of high school. I heard that it is Makruh (disliked) to delay marriage. I can not afford marriage at the proper age. I know a teacher who can afford marriage but he rejects it. What is your opinion? Please answer me, my brothers in Islam, as I am confused. Best regards!

Answer: It is the Sunnah for youth to hasten to get married early if they can afford it. The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said, ‘O young people! Whoever among you can afford to get married, let him do so, for marriage would help lower his gaze and keep virtuousness, and whoever cannot afford it, let him fast, for that will be a shield for him. (Agreed upon by Imams Al-Bukhari and Muslim) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

Fatwa no. 21359