Marriage Requirements


As Salamu Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatu

Hello brother i am recently admitted to a hospital for a infection in my blood and am not able to leave until i am done with antibiotics through i.v. My girlfriend has just took Shahadah and we want to be married as soon as possible In Sha Allah. She has no wali because her family are all non Muslim. So i was hoping In Sha Allah you and 2 witnesses would be willing to come visit us and join us together to start our life. In Sha Allah i will be here at the very least until Friday and look forward to hearing back from you.

Jazakallahu khair Akhie

As Salamu Alaykum


Alaykum Salam,

Although these persons are not known to Mawlana and us, there should be no objection provided they are first lectured or counselled about the sacred significance of marriage in Islam and the categorical duties of a husband and a wife, which will take some time because they are both in need of guidance and spiritual direction. They should also be advised of the legal obligation of getting married with the county clerk in their area first, which will hugely facilitate their and their children’s situation in the future in sha Allah. If the brother objects “in the name of Shariah and the needlessness of non-Muslim laws” then my view is to not support him in this and to withdraw, as that is not the sign of a responsible person who is ready for marriage.

An excellent resources about what Shariah asks of spouses: Islamic Marriage by Hedaya Hartford.



Hajj Gibril

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