There are three importance of marriage.
If there is lot of urge, Fear of committing fornication/adultery and you’re able enough to take care of a wife then Marriage is Wajib for you.
If you’re able enough to take care of your wife, Have desires to get married, Do not have fear of committing adultery then marriage sunnat e muakkada for you.
If you have desires of marriage but not able enough to take care of the expenses of your spouse and afraid of torturing her then marriage is not permissible for you.
← Q1. Is marriage compulsory?
It is been practiced since the times of Adam (A.S).
← Q2. Since when did the practice of marriage begin?
It is compulsory to be a Muslim in order to get married. Marriage is not valid if any one of you is a Non-Muslim.
← Q3. Is inter caste marriage allowed?
Refer Q3 and Please read [al-Maa’idah 5:5] and [Qur’an 2:221]
← Q4. Is inter caste marriage haram?
The name of women with whom marriage is forbidden has been narrated in Quran. Basically, there are eight reasons by which marriage is in-validated.
- Genealogical relative
- Relationship with an In-law
- Lactation Relation
- Marrying an un-marriageable kin (Mehram)
- Married Women
- Widow who is in Iddat (Period of Waiting)
- Performing four or more weddings at once
- The ones who are not thoughtful about religion.
There is in depth explanation for each of above points. please consult scholars
← Q5. With whom the marriage is forbidden and with whom it is allowed?
Yes, it is allowed to do so, but, walima itself is custom celebrated post shabe zufaf (First Night)
← Q6. Can we schedule Valima immediately after Nikah?
If the husband is missing after wedding then the search should be made by all possible means like advertisements in TV, Newspapers, social media etc. The search should be carried on for four continuous years. If there are no positive results the wife should lodge a complaint in darul qaza and then qazi sahib will send few notices to him. If there is no response in spite of all this then qazi will call of the marriage and the lady goes through the days of iddath and later she can go for a second marriage
← Q7. What are the laws according to Shariath for the lady whose husband is missing since wedding day? Is Presence of husband compulsory during divorce?
If he is telling it with the intention of divorce then there is no need to wait. If divorce was not the intention behind saying so then the matter should be taken to qazi, who will investigate the issue and pass a final decision which needs to be followed.
← Q8.Should the lady wait for 4 years even if the husband is missing after conveying that he is not willing to continue the marriage?
Haram is huge word to use here. But, it is wrong and there is no evidence for it shariat e islami.
← Q9. Is it haram for bride’s side to organize for the feast of Nikah?
Handing over Mehr is compulsory if Khalwat (Close Proximity) has happened
← Q10. What does the Islamic law suggest if a girl dies before her meher is handed over to her?
It should be given to the inheritor of the girl.
← Q11. To whom should we hand over the meher while the wife is already dead?
It is not at all compulsory
← Q12. Is it compulsory for groom to recite the kalima and istigfar during the Nikah?
It is allowed to see each other only once before marriage. But, it is not allowed to talk often on phone or go out or travel together in the absence of a mehram. It is because engagement is not Nikah and just a promise of Nikah and the girl and boy are still a non mehram.
← Q13. Is it allowed for Girl/Boy to meet and talk with each other before marriage?
The rights which are considered compulsory in today’s custom are not compulsory on a wife, like cooking and other household chores but a brave wife would consider to take complete care of a husband and the things related to him and it is not at all compulsory for a girl to take care of her in-laws according to Islamic court of law.
← Q14. Are parents and wife equally rightful?
There is no specific time or date fixed for marriage, It is should be scheduled according to convenience. Few scholars have suggested that time after Asr is considered good.
← Q15. Which is the best time to schedule Nikah ceremony?