Muslim Women and Christian Men
Question :

Is it allowed for Muslim women to marry Christian Men?

Answer :

No, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian man.

Marital Relation
Question :

If I was married to a woman in a permanent marriage and we have divorced, is the mother of my ex-wife still a Mahram to me? And does the ruling differ in case of temporary marriage?

Answer :

If a man conducts a marriage contract with a woman, it is permanently prohibited to marry her mother. This ruling does not differ between temporary and permanent marriage.

Wife's Niece
Question :

Is it the case that if a person wishes to marry his wife's niece, he cannot do so unless his wife permits it? Is it also the case if he wishes to marry his wife's aunt? In these issues, is there a difference between permanent and temporary marriage?

Answer :

Yes, the permission of his wife is required for it to be permissible for him to marry her niece. The man does not need the wife's consent to marry her aunt. There is no difference in the two scenarios between the two types of marriages.

Marrying the Daughter
Question :

If a man enters into a temporary marriage contract with a woman and has sexual intercourse, when this temporary marriage ends, is it permissible to marry her daughter by way of permanent marriage?

Answer :

When a man enters in any kind of marriage contract - whether temporary or permanent - with a woman, any kind of marriage contract with her daughter is invalid.

Marrying a Christian
Question :

I am a Shia Muslim girl living in Europe and I am interested in a Christian co-worker. Can I engage in temporary marriage with him, even if it is without consummation?

Answer :

It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, even in temporary marriage. You can present Islam to him and if he accepts it and becomes a Muslim by reciting the two testimonies, you can then marry him. Otherwise, it is absolutely impermissible to marry him.

Non-Muslim Man with Muslim Woman
Question :

What is the ruling on a man who was non-Muslim, but converts to Islam because he wants to marry a Muslim woman?

Answer :

If he declares the two testimonies without the acknowledgment of its meanings and without commitment to them in such a way that he does not see himself, because of this, as a Muslim, then he is not considered as one and the marriage to him is invalid. If his testimony was with the acknowledgment of its meanings and commitment to them in such a way that he considers himself to be a Muslim, then he is one and the marriage with him is valid.

Marrying the Mother
Question :

Can a man marry temporarily the mother or the sister of a woman he had previously temporarily married?

Answer :

The marriage contract with the mother after conducting a marriage contract with her daughter is not valid; also, marriage with her sister is invalid as long as she is still in Iddah based on an obligatory precaution. After the Iddah end, he is permitted to marry her sister.

Not Talking to Each Other
Question :

If the husband and wife do not talk for 6 months or more is the marriage still valid?

Answer :

The marriage contract is not invalidated because the wife and the husband are not talking to each other, however long such a period may be.

Not a Follower of any Religion
Question :

Is it permissible to marry a man who believes in a Creator but does not necessarily identify as a follower of any religion?

Answer :

Such a marriage is not valid.

A Muslim Man and a Non-Mulsim Woman
Question :

Am I allowed to marry a woman who believes in God but does not have any religion?

Answer :

No, it is not permissible to do so.

Sodomy
Question :

If a girl becomes unlawful to a man because of sodomy with her brother, then is there any atonement by which she becomes lawful again?

Answer :

Such an act does not have a religious Kaffara, and the prohibition is permanent.

Married Woman
Question :

Can a married woman who has a husband have temporary marriage with someone other than her husband?

Answer :

No, it is not permissible and it is the worst kind of adultery.

Hinduism
Question :

Is marrying a girl who believes in Hinduism allowed in Islam?

Answer :

No, it is not allowed.

Not Observing the Sharia
Question :

Some people do not observe the Sharia, and as such, some women have a status of being divorced, albeit according to the courts of the land, and not according to the Sharia. In such an environment, can a man seek to marry a divorced woman, simply taking her word that she is divorced, or is he required to ascertain and ensure that she is divorced according to the Sharia?

Answer :

If the man anticipates that she is indeed divorced according to the Sharia, he can marry her. If he does not have this anticipation, he is not permitted to marry her; if he did marry her and later found out that her divorce was not according to the Sharia, she would be considered to be the wife of the previous husband.

Muslim Man and Christian woman
Question :

I know that a Muslim man can marry a Christian woman as long as the children are Muslims. But are there not any other rules that the man and woman must follow before they are allowed to marry?

Answer :

Marrying a Christian woman is allowed but it is better to choose a Muslim wife when possible.
The father is obligated to raise the children properly in such a way that they become believers, perform the obligatory deeds and avoid committing the prohibitions. It is better to choose correct and effective ways in their upbringing so they may be more inclined towards the true religion. Almighty Allah says: "O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones."(Quran 66:6).

Iddah
Question :

Is it permissible to conduct a temporary marriage contract with a woman who is in her iddah period if they place a condition in the marriage that they will not have sex until the iddah is finished?

Answer :

It is not permissible to conduct a marriage contract with a woman during her waiting period (iddah) even if they included a condition in the contact not to consummate the marriage.

A Muslim Man and a Christian Woman
Question :

Is it possible to have a permanent marriage with a follower of the Christian faith, or is only temporary marriage permissible with them?

Answer :

It is permissible to marry a Christian wife temporarily and permanently. Marrying her permanently is invalid without the permission of the Muslim wife if he is married to one.

Adultery
Question :

If someone has had sexual intercourse with a married woman, and her husband has divorced her now, is it permissible for the adulterer to marry her now?

Answer :

Committing adultery is prohibited, and if the adultery is committed with a married woman, marriage with her becomes prohibited permanently based on obligatory precaution, even after she is divorced.

People of the Book
Question :

I live in an area where the majority are Christians, I made a Mutah contract with a woman without asking her if she is Ahlul kitab or not, and I also consummated the marriage. Have I committed a sin? If I have, is it a major one?

Answer :

If there is doubt in her religion, whether it is Christianity or not, then one must make sure that it is religiously acceptable to marry a woman from such a religion. If the marriage contract took place without checking the religion and it was not religiously permitted, then this act is prohibited and considered as adultery.

Temporary Marriage
Question :

I entered into temporary marriage with a Christian lady not knowing that she is separated from her husband and not officially divorced. She could not get divorce because in that country it is a very expensive court matter which she could not afford. Is my marriage contract valid given that she is officially not divorced yet?

Answer :

If she was considered married in her religion, then it is prohibited to marry her. She becomes permanently prohibited for you if your marriage to her is consummated. If she was considered divorced in the Christian faith, then it is permissible to marry her.