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 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.

Second Marriage
Question :

Does a man have to seek permission from his first wife before entering a second permanent marriage?

Answer :

It is not mandatory to seek her permission in such an issue.