Day Questions

There is a property which is 200 years old being commonly used by all Shia Muslims as a Hussainiya. Will this property be considered as endowment?

If the people have been dealing with the said property as a religious endowment, one should consider it as such unless proven otherwise.

My husband would like to have a temporary wife to fulfill certain urges. As a wife, do I have any right to say no?

The refusal of the wife does not prevent a valid temporary marriage contract.

I am an Ithna-Ashari Shia. I intend to marry a Sunni girl. The way adopted for marriage here is: The bride is asked by the marriage reciter directly or indirectly if she accepts the named groom as her husband with the specified amount of dower. It is repeated thrice and if she accepts it, the groom is asked in the same way by the marriage reciter. This process takes place in the native language. My question is: Is this marriage contract valid according to us?

Such a way of marriage is an indication of the approval of each party to marrying one another, and it is not a marriage contract between them. The marriage contract must be between the two parties directly, or indirectly via their representatives, consisting of an offer and then an acceptance; for example, the bride says: "I marry myself to you on a dower of so-and-so" or her representative says: "I marry my client to you on a dower of so-and-so", then the groom accepts by saying "I accept," or his representative will say that he accepts.This can be in any language.