Believing in the word of Allah the Quran

Believing in the word of Allah the Quran

Allah Almighty accomplished the religion of truth of peace and His choice by blessing the Ummah with the beloved of all Prophets and last Messengers of Allah, Muhammad (SAW), descending upon Him the true and the greatest book of all time, The Holy Quran to let us guide and knowing Islam and learning quran, as narrated: O’ people! No Prophet would be raised after me and no new Ummah (would be formed) after you.

And,

Verily I have left amongst you that which will never lead you astray; the Book of Allah, which if you hold fast you shall never go astray

Read Quran it is the true word of Allah; Muhammad (SAW) is referring about it. Thus the Quran turns out to be an ultimate way of guidance descended upon all mankind till the Day of Judgment.

And also in Surah e Baqara, Allah Himself glorifies the Holy Quran

Al-Baqara [2:2] this is the book; in it is guidance sure, without doubt, to those who fear Allah.

After this it leaves no room for argument to the guided ones or doubt in hearts and souls of true believers that the book that was reviled on prophet Muhammad (SAW) the holy Quran is the source of guidance for whom who are searching for guidance of Allah and his blessings.

Those of us who believe in greatness of Quran and try to understand and follow the true teachings of God are definitely differentiated from the ones who don’t do so, as narrated in this verse:

Al-Baqara [2:78] and there are among them illiterates, who know not the book, but (see therein their own) desires, and they do nothing but conjecture.

What makes Muslims believe that the Quran

Muslims believe that Prophet Muhammad is not the author of the Quran. God is its Author. The following points bear the fact:

First of all, the Quran itself, at a number of places and in different ways, says that it is from God. One of the claims runs thus: “This is indeed a Quran most honourable, a Book well-guarded…a Revelation from the Lord of the Worlds.” (Quran 56:77-80)

(Here, one ought to know the features of the Quran to understand the claim better. For instance, if the Quran had consisted of a number of books, and each book was made up of a number of chapters, then each of the books had to claim that it was from God in order to render the WHOLE volume as coming from God. But, this is fortunately not so with the Quran. The Quran is just ONE Book made up of 114 chapters. So, if the Quran claims, in any of its chapters, that the Book is from God, then the WHOLE Quran is from God. Yet, the Quran does not make the divine claim only once, but several times in different phrases and in different chapters.)

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Marriage to a woman of the People of the Book – do you advise that?

 

Can a muslim brother who is a salafi marry a christain as a wife?Some say a lot of conditions are attached,what are those conditions if any.

Praise be to Allaah.
 

 

We have already stated in the answer to question no.
45645 the ruling on
marrying a woman of the People of the Book (i.e., a Jewish or Christian
woman), which is permissible according to the texts. There we have listed
the conditions which must be met by that Jewish or Christian woman. However,
we do not recommend marrying such women because of the harms to which that
leads and because the conditions usually are not met by some of them. 

In the answers to questions no.
12283,
20227 and
44695 we have
mentioned some of the negative effects of marrying women of the People of
the Book in this day and age, which include those described by Shaykh ‘Abd
al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy on him) who said: 

But in this day and age there is the fear that those who
marry them may be faced with great evil, because they may call them to
follow their religion and that may lead to their children becoming
Christianized. So the danger is great and in order to be on the safe side a
believer should not marry such a woman. And there is no guarantee that such
a woman will not fall into immorality, and that children who are not his may
be attributed to him.  

End quote. 

Please see the answer to question
2527 for a list of
conditions for marrying a woman of the People of the Book. 

It should be noted that whoever forsakes such a marriage,
seeking that which is better for his religious commitment and the religion
of his children, Allaah will compensate him with something better, for
“whoever gives up something for the sake of Allaah, Allaah will compensate
him with something better than it,” as the Prophet (peace and blessings
of Allaah be upon him) said. 

And Allaah knows best.

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A marriage contract cannot be invalidated by the passage of time, no matter how long

 

Salam alekam brother,

I am working in XXX. This year I went to my home country in XXX and got
married over there. For some reason our marriage did not consummate at that time. We also
gave a Walima party the next day of our wedding. I had to go back to XXX and report back
to work. Now it has taken more than six (6) months to get my wife a visa to join me here.

A friend was telling me that my marriage has become null and void since
the marriage did not consummate for more than 6 months after the Nikkah (marriage). Is
this true?

Do I need to re-marry her when she joins me in XXX. Please advise me
because my wife is going to arrive very soon. May Allah bless you for your good work you
are doing to help the Muslims by giving them Islamic guidance related to their day to day
problems in life. Thank you.

Praise be to Allaah.

If the marriage contract has been completed according to the
conditions of sharee’ah (see Question # 813),
then it is valid and will remain valid as stated in its terms, unaffected by
the passage of time. The fact that you have spent six months without consummating
the marriage will not invalidate it as your friend is claiming without any knowledge
– if indeed you have understood him correctly. In this case you should
advise him to fear Allaah and not to try to issue fatwas without knowledge.
If he had advised you to make sure that your wife travelled with a mahram it
would have been better. We ask Allaah to give you strength, blessing and happiness
in your marriage. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad.

 

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Marrying a Christian woman on paper in order to have the right to reside in a kaafir country

 

Is it permissible to marry an american christian woman just to get the green card from her, without living, or being alone with here (just on the paper).

My neya: is to do that so I can visit and help my parents back in my country, and be able to work with my degree as( a Computer Programmer).

Praise be to Allaah and peace be upon the
Messenger of Allaah.

 We put this question to Shaykh al-‘Allaamah
‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz, who responded: “It is not one of the purposes
of marriage according to Islamic sharee’ah to marry for the purpose
of gaining residency rights and then to get divorced. It seems to me
that this is not permitted.”

 Moreover, marrying a Christian woman
on paper only is a kind of cheating these kaafirs, and this is not permitted.
Allaah does not approve of wrongdoing even to kaafirs. And Allaah knows
best.

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A wife refusing her husband a co-wife

 

Is there any ruling that says in a marraige
contract that a wife can refuse her husband a co-wife?

Praise be to Allaah.

Ibn Qudaamah (may Allaah have mercy on him) said in his book Al-Mughni:

“If he married her on the condition that he should not make her
move from her house or her city, then this condition is valid, because it was reported
that the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: ‘The most
deserving of conditions to be fulfilled are those by means of which sexual intercourse
becomes permissible for you.’ If he married her on the condition that he will not
marry another wife, then she has the right to leave him if he does take another
wife.” In conclusion, then, the conditions of the marriage contract are divided into
three types, one of which must be adhered to, which is of benefit to the wife, such as her
being able to stipulate that he cannot make her move from her house or city, or travel
with him, or take another wife or a concubine. He has to adhere to these conditions, and
if he does not, then she has the right to annul the marriage.” (Al-Mughni
by Ibn Qudaamah, part 7, Kitaab al-Nikaah).

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn Taymiyah (may Allaah have mercy on
him) was asked this question and he replied in Al-Fataawa al-Kubra:

“Question: a man married a woman and she stipulated that he should
not take another wife or make her move from her house, and that she could stay with her
mother, so he married her on this basis. Does he have to adhere to this, and if he goes
against these conditions, does his wife have the right to annul the marriage or not?

Answer: yes, these conditions and similar ones are valid according to
the madhhab of Imaam Ahmad and other scholars among the Sahaabah and Taabi’een, such
as ‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab, ‘Amr ibn al-‘Aas, Shurayh al-Qaadi,
al-Oozaa’i and Ishaaq. According to the madhhab of Maalik, the condition states that
if he marries another wife, (the first wife) has the choice of what to do, and this is a
valid condition. The woman has the right to leave him in this case. This is similar to the
idea in the Madhhab of Imaam Ahmad. The basis for this is the hadeeth narrated by
(al-Bukhaari and Muslim) in al-Saheehayn from the Prophet
(peace and blessings of
Allaah be upon him): ‘The most deserving of conditions to be fulfilled are those by
means of which sexual intercourse becomes permissible for you.’ ‘Umar ibn
al-Khattaab said: ‘Rights are in accordance with conditions.’ The Prophet

(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) dictated that the conditions which make sexual
intercourse permissible are more deserving of fulfilment than others. This is the ruling
on conditions of this nature.”

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Keeping Marriage Concealed and getting remarried to the same person in front of parents?

 

I am a 27 year old Muslim. I have liked a
Muslim girl for the past 10 years. I told my parents about my likeness towards her and
wanted them to ask for her hand in her marriage. They completely refused since she had a
different family back ground. For almost 8 years I tried to convince my parents for the
girl I liked but they never seemed to agree. I always could never decide between my
parents and the person I loved. Finally nine months ago I got married to her with her
parents consent but without my parents knowledge. They still do not know about my
marriage, but recently they suddenly had a change of hearts for my wife. They have
developed the liking toward her not knowing that she is my wife. They want us to get
married now not knowing that we are married. I want to tell them about my marriage but my
father is a heart patient and I am not sure how he would take it after I break the news.

I wanted to know if it is valid that I still keep my first marriage hidden from my parents
and just get remarried to my wife. Please Comment.

May Allah guides us All to the right path.

Praise be to Allaah.

We put the following question to Shaykh Muhammad ibn
Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen:

One of the Sunnahs with regard to marriage is that it should be
announced publicly, with beating on the daff or hand-drum (i.e., celebrations), so
as to distinguish it from fornication, which usually happens in secret. If the marriage
contract has been drawn up in accordance with all the requisite conditions, then it is
valid even if the family does not accept it. The issue of kafaa’ah or
compatibility has to do with religious commitment, as Allaah has explained in His Book. A
Muslim man can marry a Muslim woman, or a woman of the People of the Book (Jews and
Christians) on the condition that she is chaste, but he is not permitted to marry a
mushrikah (polytheist woman) or a zaaniyah (woman who commits adultery or fornication). He
should, however, try to find a woman who is strongly committed to Islam. A Muslim woman is
not permitted to marry anyone except a Muslim man. A man of the People of the Book does
not qualify in terms of compatibility with her, and she should look for someone who is
known among the Muslims to be committed to Islam and of good character.

With regard to the situation described in the question, we may note the
following points:

The husband does not have to divorce his wife if his father asks him to
do so.

The father’s rights are great indeed, and good treatment of one’s
family is a duty. If your father is suffering from heart disease, it is better if he does
not know about this marriage. It is unlikely that his attitude has changed because it is
based on the class/caste system and it is not easy for seniors to change their beliefs.

You have to make sure you understand your family’s current attitude
and to what extent they are prepared to accept your marriage to this woman. Perhaps they
have heard that she has got married, and they think that she has married someone else, so
they want to make you feel better (by saying they would accept her because she now seems
to be safely out of the picture). Or perhaps they have heard that she has got married to
you and they want to hear about it from you. Once you are sure that they have changed
their attitude for real, there is nothing to stop you asking for permission from them and
from your father to get married. If they give you permission, then this is what you want;
if they do not, then just stay as you are now, so that no bad consequences will come to
them as a result of them knowing about your marriage.

As far as repeating your marriage contract is concerned, we put this
question to the Mufti Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn ‘Abd-Allaah ibn Baaz, who
replied with the conclusion that if the first contract met all the requisite conditions,
and there are no impediments, then it is a valid contract. It should not be repeated lest
that open the way to playing about with it. You should strive to please your family in
every way you can and tell them that the matter has been concluded in an appropriate
fashion. If there is genuine cause to fear for your father’s life, then it could be
said that repeating the contract could be done on the grounds of necessity. And Allaah
knows best.

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She has received a proposal from a young man who works as a producer for magazine programs on television

 

I am a young woman aged 26. I have received a marriage proposal from a young man who is of good character and religiously committed, and all his attributes are good. He is goodhearted and kind, but the reason I am hesitating to marry him and am delaying my response to his family is his job. He is currently a producer of programs and contests on television. The program that he produces is broadcast in the mornings contains various sections such as news, tourism, health, sports and interviews, and they are not free of clips of traditional songs, and both men and women appear on the program. 

My question is: is the salary that he gets from this job halaal or haraam? Should I marry him? Because frankly I would like him as a husband because of the ties between us; from the time I was very young I liked him. Or would I be sinning by marrying him and would I be disobeying my Lord? Were it not for fear of Allaah, I would not bother to ask; and your answer will help me to make my final decision.

Praise be to Allaah.

Firstly: 

You have done well to ask about matters of your religion and
to pay attention to making sure that the source of your provision is halaal
and to seek to marry a righteous man. We ask Allaah to make that easy for
you. 

Secondly: 

Working in the production of programs and contests on
television in the manner that you describe, which includes mixing between
the sexes, songs and music, is work that includes both halaal and haraam,
good and evil, because it is proven that mixing, musical instruments and
showing images of women are haraam. Whatever is haraam, it is not
permissible to produce it or to help in that, because Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning): 

“Help you one another in Al‑Birr and At‑Taqwa (virtue,
righteousness and piety); but do not help one another in sin and
transgression. And fear Allaah. Verily, Allaah is Severe in punishment”

[al-Maa’idah 5:2] 

“Verily, those who like that (the crime of) illegal sexual
intercourse should be propagated among those who believe, they will have a
painful torment in this world and in the Hereafter. And Allaah knows and you
know not”

[al-Noor 24:19] 

and the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allaah be upon him)
said: “Whoever calls people to right guidance will have a reward like that
of those who follow him, without that detracting from their reward in the
slightest, and whoever calls people to misguidance will have a burden of sin
like that of those who follow him, without that detracting from their burden
in the slightest.” Narrated by Muslim in his Saheeh (4831). 

See also the answer to questions number
1200 and
5000. 

The part of his salary that results from the haraam part of
his work is haraam. 

With regard to contests, some of them are permissible and
some are haraam. Contests in which the participant pays money, even if it is
the cost of a phone call, are haraam and are a type of gambling. 

Moreover, it is no secret that working in this environment is
not free of other evils, because of mixing and because usually people who
work there are included to evil and are lacking in religious commitment. 

Hence you should advise this young man. If he repents to
Allaah and gives up this work, and finds a permissible job, there is no
reason why you should not marry him. But if he continues in this job, there
is nothing good for you in him because his wealth is mixed and contains both
halaal and haraam, and there is no guarantee that he will not weaken and
change because of the environment in which he works. 

We ask Allaah to bless you with a righteous husband and
righteous offspring. 

And Allaah knows best.

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Should the suitor be informed that the woman he wants to propose to has the problem of bedwetting?

 

My sister is suffering from bedwetting since early age. Now she is 20 years old, and all members of family know about this problem. We have been searching for a she-doctor or even a he-doctor to help us. Now, a young man next to us told me, as her brother, about his desire to marry my sister. Since this moment, I am very sad, feeling depressed, thanks to Allah anyway, and I asked him to give me some time to think. What shall I say to my mother who is sick with blood pressure and diabetes or my father who is very old? Not to mention other family troubles, even me, I was in a bad psychological state. Afterwards, I met our neighbor again not knowing what to tell him, hesitating, and confused, but in last I told him that this engagement can’t happen currently, he replied: “If you don’t agree, just tell me.” I told him that all matter is that we have circumstances, then told him that my sister is suffering from a psychological problem, he asked about nature of this problem but I was unable to clarify more for him. Since that day, I am very regretful that I said so and can’t sleep feeling guilty. After a while, I reached a very clever he-doctor and already medication has started, thanks to Allah there is a great improvement in her case, and now after medication and taking precautions my sister is rarely bedwetting after she had been making it daily. The case comes back only when she have a large amount of drinks. Now should I go to our neighbor, the polite young man, and clarify all things to him? Or I shouldn’t talk about my sister problem?.

Praise be to Allaah.

If there is any illness or defect that could affect married
life or it could put one spouse off the other, it must be disclosed and it
is haraam to conceal it. 

Ibn al-Qayyim (may Allah have mercy on him) said: Every fault
which puts the other spouse off, so that the purposes of marriage, namely
compassion and love, cannot be achieved, mean that the spouse has the choice
of annulling the marriage. (Zaad al-Ma’aad, 5/166)  

See also the answer to question no.
111980. 

Bedwetting is a fault that the suitor must be told about, but
if your sister has recovered, or there is the hope that she will recover
soon, then you do not have to inform her suitor. 

Shaykh Muhammad ibn Saalih al-‘Uthaymeen (may Allah have
mercy on him) was asked: There is a man who proposed marriage to a woman,
and it is known that this woman has a physical defect, but this defect is
hidden and is not obvious, and there is the hope that this defect may be
cured, such as leprosy or vitiligo. Should the suitor be informed of that? 

He replied: If a man proposes marriage to a woman who has a
hidden defect, that some people know about, if the suitor asks about it, it
is obligatory to tell him; this is clear. If he does not ask about it, then
he should be told about it, because this comes under the heading of sincere
advice, especially if there is no hope of it being corrected or cured. But
if there is the hope that it may be corrected or cured, then it is less
serious. But there are some things that may be cured, but the process is
slow, if indeed it is even possible, such as leprosy, and to the best of my
knowledge I don’t think it can be cured completely. Therefore a
differentiation should be made between that which may be curable quickly,
and that which is curable but will take some time. 

End quote from Liqaa’aat al-Baab al-Maftooh@ah,
5/question no. 22 

And Allah knows best.

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He wants to get married but his sperm count is low; does he have to disclose that?

 

There is a young man who has not got married yet, but he found out that he has varicose veins on his testes. He did a test of his sperm and the result was bad; his sperm count was two million per millilitre and the motility was very very weak. Then he had surgery on the varicose veins, and after three months he did another test on his sperm and found that the result was much improved, but he still needed treatment because the improvement may only last three to twelve months.

Now the number of sperm per millilitre is fourteen million, and the motility increased to approximately 10%. 

Based on the explanation given by the doctors, it is essential to have a count of twenty million at least and motility of 50% at least, but the doctor who is treating him is optimistic about the final outcome, although the treatment will continue for another three months.

Now he wants to propose marriage. Should he tell the wife or not? Please note that the hope of improvement is there, in sha Allah.

Praise be to Allaah.

Having a low sperm count
and low sperm motility of the level mentioned is regarded as a fault which
must be disclosed, and it is not permissible to conceal it, because of
what it may lead to of not having children. Having children is one of the
most important aims of marriage, so the wife has the right to have
children just as the husband has the same right. 

If a man gets married and
is aware of this weakness, and cannot have children, that is more likely to
put the wife off him and make her regard him as having deceived her. 

Hence Ameer al-Mu’mineen
‘Umar ibn al-Khattaab (may Allah be pleased with him) said to the one who
married a woman but could not have children: “Tell her that you are sterile
and give her the choice.” Quoted in Zaad al-Ma‘aad, 5/183 

It says in Masaa’il
al-Imam Ahmad ibn Hanbal, narrated by Abu Ya‘qoob al-Kawsaj (no. 1282):
I said: What about the man who marries a woman when he is sterile and cannot
have children? 

Ahmad said: I prefer the
one who knows that about himself to disclose it; perhaps his wife wants to
have children. 

Ishaaq said the same as he
said, because he cannot deceive her. End quote. Narrated by Ibn Qudaamah in
al-Mughni (6/653). 

Shaykh al-Islam Ibn
Taymiyah and Ibn al-Qayyim favoured the view that sterility is regarded as a
fault that constitutes grounds for annulment of the marriage, unlike the
majority of scholars. 

See: al-Mawsoo‘ah
al-Fiqhiyyah, 30/268 

See also the answers to
questions no. 85101 and
112455. 

Based on that, this young
man has to tell his fiancée, then if she accepts, that is up to her. 

If he hopes that the
situation will improve and the problem will be resolved within a short time
as mentioned, then he may delay proposing marriage until that time. 

We ask Allah to guide and
help us and you. 

And Allah knows best.

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Should he interfere to prevent the marriage of a girl to a person with whose brother she had a relationship?

 

Is it allowed to marry with a girl who had relation with the elder brother of the boy(Allah knows the extent of relation but they were like girl friend and boy friend). The boy doesnt know the relation of this girl with his elder brother and no one else in both families but some friends of his elder brother does know that. Now the both families has decided their marriage, so tell us is it allowed or they shouldnt marry ?.

Praise be to Allaah.

There is nothing wrong with the girl marrying this suitor,
subject to  two conditions: 

1.    
That she has repented to Allah
from the haraam relationship, and if it reached the point of zina, it is not
valid to marry a woman who committed zina until after she repents. 

See the answer the question no.
85335. 

2.    
That there is no danger of a
resumption of her relationship with his brother. This marriage may make it
easy for the relationship to resume and continue, especially in households
where no attention is paid to preventing free mixing. That would cause a
great deal of trouble, as is obvious. 

Based on that, if it is known that she is still in this
relationship or there is the fear that it may resume, based on what is seen
of circumstantial evidence, then in this case the one who has knowledge of
the situation should interfere in order to prevent the marriage, so as to
denounce evil and protect the honour of the Muslim. So he should advise the
suitor to forget about this woman in a way that will not lead to conflict
and division between the two brothers; rather he should speak in general
terms, such as saying; “She is not suitable for you,” or “she is not good
for you,” and so on. 

If it is known that the relationship has ended and there is
no fear of it being resumed, then praise be to Allah, and there is nothing
wrong with this marriage, as stated above. 

And Allah knows best.

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