Marriage Ceremonies in Mosques

Akhlaq & Spirituality, Beliefs & Practices, Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q . In Western countries, Muslim parents arrange the marriage ceremony of their sons and daughters in their Mosques because the option of renting a suitable hall is generally not available, or affordable. The ceremony is followed by music or dance programs at some places. Is it permissible to hold such programs in the Mosques?

A. As for the solemnizing of marriage, holding it in Mosques is a recommended practice according to the Ahadith of the Holy Prophet (Sallallaho Alaihi Wassallam). But, singing and dancing are not permissible under any condition. Therefore, the holding of marriage ceremonies in Mosques, ceremonies which include such forbidden and immodest practices is not permissible.

September 19, 2010

Marriage On Telephone

Contemporary Fatawa, Fiqh

Q. A lives in the United States of America. He wants to marry B, a gril living in Karachi. A, for a number of reasons, cannot come to Karachi to marry her, nor B can go to U.S. unless she is proved to be the wife of A. How can A and B contract a valid marriage without meeting each other?

Is it permissible for them under Shariah to contract marriage on telephone by pronouncing offer and acceptance?

June 6, 2010