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Dec18

Having children is the right of both spouses

By: General Iftaa Department (Jordan) Source: General Iftaa Department (Jordan) MV Editor’s Note: Regarding a question concerning whether a husband has the sole right to determine how many children the family should have, the General Iftaa (Fatwa) Department of Jordan responded with the following fatwa. This fatwa serves as a practical example of how Islamic Law is actually implemented in Muslim countries. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds. According to Islamic Law having children is a binding legal right of both spouses. In the words of Imam Mawardi, “The child of a free woman is the right of them both (i.e. a mutual right of both spouses).” (Mawardi, Al Hawi al Kabir) Accordingly,...

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Dec09

The bridal dowry (mahr) in Islam

By: Beautiful Islam Source: Beautiful Islam Allah Most High says: “Indeed, We know what We have enjoined upon them for their wives.” (Surah Ahzaab Aayat 50) This verse implies that Allah Most High in His infinite knowledge knows the rights of the wife that are due upon the husband. The Hanafi Scholars state that amongst the rights alluded to in the above verse is the right of mahr or mandatory dowry due to the bride also. There is a stipulated amount in Allah’s knowledge, which The Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) highlighted in a Hadith reported by Jaabir (Allah be pleased with him) not to be less than ten dirhams. Minimum Mahr Therefore, according to the Hanafi...

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Nov24

7 principles for success in marriage

By: Abu Aaliyah Sharif Source: The Humble “I” 1. Marriage (nikah), the shared life of man and woman, is commended in Islam as being honourable and good. It was the way of God’s prophets and messengers, with the notable exception of Jesus Christ, peace be upon him. The Qur’an says: وَلَقَدْ أَرْسَلْنَا رُسُلاً مِنْ قَبْلِكَ وَجَعَلْنَا لَهُمْ أَزْوَاجًا وَذُرِّيَّةً – We sent Messengers before you, and appointed for them wives and children. [13:38] 2. The Qur’an describes marriage as: مِيثَاقًا غَلِيظًا – a solemn covenant [4:21] Given the sacred and solemn nature of marriage, it mustn’t be entered into hastily or unadvisedly, but rather, honourably, reverently and soberly; and...

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