Marriage in Islam
In Islam, marriage is a legal contract (Literary Arabic: عقد القران ʻaqd al-qirān, "matrimony contract"; Urdu: نکاح نامہ‎ / ALA-LC: Nikāḥ-nāmah) between two people. The bride is to consent t...
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Dower
Dower (Latin: dotarium, donatio propter nuptias, Byzantine: ὑπόβολον hypobolon; French: douaire, Dutch: weduwgift, German: Mitgift) is a provision accorded by law, but traditionally by...
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Dowry
A dowry is a transfer of parental property at the marriage of a daughter.Dowry contrasts with the related concepts of bride price and dower. While bride price or bride service is a payment by the groo...
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Brideprice
Bride price, also known as bride token, is an amount of money, property or other form of wealth paid by a groom or his family to the parents of the woman he has just married or is just about to marry ...
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Divorce in Islam
In the laws of Islam (sharia) there are three kinds of divorce, each with separate rules. When a man has initiated a divorce, the procedure is called ṭalāq (Arabic: الطلاق‎). When a husban...
Nikah mut‘ah
Nikāḥ al-Mutʿah (Arabic: نكاح المتعة‎)," is a type of marriage used in Twelver Shia Islam, where the duration of the marriage and the dowry must be specified and agreed upon in advance. It i...
Wives of Muhammad
Muhammad's wives were the eleven or thirteen women married to the Islamic prophet Muhammad. Muslims refer to them as Mothers of the Believers (Arabic: Ummahāt ul-Muʾminīn). Muslims use the term promin...
Dowry system in India
In India, dowry (Hindi: दहेज, Dahēj) is the payment in cash or some kind of gifts given to a bridegroom's family along with the bride. Generally, they include cash, jewellery, electrical appliance...
Mut'ah
Mutʿah (متعة) is an Arabic word which literally means enjoyment, delight, or gratification.In terms specific to Islamic law, mutʿah refers to the compensation paid to a divorced woman; in the legal ph...
Khadija bint Khuwaylid
Khadijah or Khadīja bint Khuwaylid (Arabic: خديجة بنت خويلد‎) or Khadīja al-Kubra (Khadija the great) (c. 555 or 567 – 620 CE) was the first wife of the Islamic prophet Muhammad. She is com...
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Walima
Walima (Arabic: وليمة‎ walīmah), or the marriage banquet, is the second of the two traditional parts of an Islamic wedding. The walima is performed after the nikah, (Arabic: نكاح‎...
Mahram
In Islamic sharia legal terminology, a mahram (Arabic محرم, also transliterated mahrim or maharem) is an unmarriageable kin with whom sexual intercourse would be considered incestuous, a punishable ta...
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Rayhana
Rayhāna bint Zayd (Hebrew: ריחאנה בת זיד‎ Raychana bat Zayd, Arabic: ريحانة بنت زيد‎) was a Jewish woman from the Banu Qurayza tribe. Rayhana was originally a member of the Banu Nadir ...
Scholars allowing Nikah Mut‘ah
There are a number of Scholars allowing Nikah mut‘ah.
Muhammad ibn Idris ash-Shafi`i, a 9th century Sunni Shafi'i Islamic scholar writes:
Iddah
In Islam, iddah or iddat (Arabic: العدة‎; period of waiting) is the period a woman must observe after the death of her spouse or after a divorce, during which she may not marry another man. ...
Maymuna bint al-Harith
Maymunah bint al-Harith al-Hilaliyah (Arabic: ميمونة بنت الحارث الهلالية‎, Maymūnah bint al-Ḥārith al-Hilālīyah) was a wife of Muhammad. Her original name was Barrah, but Muhammad changed it...
Islamic sexual jurisprudence
Islamic sexual jurisprudence and sexuality in Islam is largely described by the Qur'an, the sayings of Muhammad (hadith) and the rulings of religious leaders' (fatwa) as being confined to marital rela...
Chastity House
A Chastity House (or "Morality House") is a proposed but not ratified facility in Iran where couples can interact with each other to perform Nikah mut‘ah.In 2002, the main reason for reinstatement of ...
Juwayriyya bint al-Harith
Juwayriyya bint al-Harith (Arabic: جويرية بنت الحارث‎ juwayriyya bint al-ḥārith, born c. 608) was a wife of Muhammad and a Mother of the Believers.She married the Islamic prophet Muhammad wh...
Umm Salama Hind bint Abi Umayya
Hind bint Abi Umayya (Arabic: هند بنت أبي أمية‎), also known as Hind al-Makhzumiyah, Hind bint Suhayl or Umm Salama (Arabic: أم سلمة هند بنت أبي أمية‎) (c. 596 AD – 64 AH) was one ...
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Ramla bint Abi Sufyan
Ramla bint Abi Sufyan (رملة بنت أبي سفيان) also known as Umm Habiba (أم حبيبة) (c.594-665) was a wife of Muhammad and therefore a Mother of the Believers.
She was the daughter of Abu Sufyan ibn Ha...
Nikah Misyar
In Islamic law, Nikah al-Misyar (Arabic: ‏نكاح المسيار‎ or more often zawaj al-misyar Arabic: زواج المسيار‎ "traveller's marriage") is a type of Nikah (marriage contract) that is o...
Interfaith marriage in Islam
Islamic Law has different regulations on interfaith marriage, depending on which of the two spouses is Muslim. It permits a Muslim man to marry up to four non-Muslim women from the People of the Book ...
Khula
Khula (Arabic: خلع) is the right of a woman to seek a divorce from her husband in Islam for compensation (usually monetary) paid back to the husband from the wife. Based on traditional fiqh, and refe...
Zaynab bint Jahsh
Zaynab bint Jahsh (Arabic: زينب بنت جحش‎) (c. 590 – 641) was a cousin and wife of Muhammad and therefore a Mother of the Believers.
Zaynab's father was Jahsh ibn Riyab, an immigrant from...
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Polygyny in Islam
Under Islamic marital jurisprudence, Muslim men are allowed to practice polygyny, that is, they can have more than one wife at the same time, up to a total of four. Polyandry, the practice of a woman ...
Wife selling
Wife selling is the practice of a husband selling his wife, and may include the sale of a female by a party outside a marriage.Wife selling has had numerous purposes; and in not all sources is wife sa...
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Islamic marital jurisprudence
In Islamic law (sharia), marriage (zawaj زواج) is a legal bond and social contract between a man and a woman. In Islam, marriage is not compulsory and a Muslim has the right to live a single life if h...
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