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Sexual intercourse is prohibited under the following conditions: a) During menstruation; b) While fasting, however, it is permitted during nights, in the month of Ramadaan (before the start and after termination of the "fast"); c) While one...
The society ought to provide facilities to those who possess competence for marriage. The Quran addresses the Islamic society by saying: (24:32) "Make proper arrangement for the marriage of those men or women who have not got the adequate...
During the period when the Quran was revealed, the slaves (captives), both men and women, were part of the Arab society. The Quran closed the door of slavery, and captive women who were part of the household, were either made a part of the...
The Quran has prescribed monogamy (one wife at a time), as a matter of rule. In case of constancy becoming extremely difficult with the wife, (details shall be discussed under the heading 'Divorce'), a second wife is allowed in her place: (4...
The Holy Quran has declared in detail those men and women who cannot marry each other. The list is as follows: a) Marriage between a Muslim man or woman (monotheists) and polytheist man or woman is unlawful. It is said: (2:221) "Do not...
The Quran has not laid down any specific ceremony for marriage. There is not even a mention of any special person who solemnises Nikaah. Since this is a contract, whatever laws are laid down by the government for the ratification of...
Just as the age of puberty of both boy and girl is essential for the contract of marriage, likewise their mutual consent is also mandatory: without it the contract of marriage cannot take place. About men it is said: (4:13) "Marry the woman...
According to the Holy Quran, the age for Nikaah is the age of puberty. The Quran has specifically mentioned: (4:6) "You should, as their guardians, keep monitoring the orphans till they reach the age of Nikaah." However, the Quran has not...
Nikaah is a mutual contract between a man and a woman. It appears in Surah An-Nisa: (4:21) "Your wives have taken a firm covenant from you". By virtue of this contract a man and a woman pledge to accept the rights and obligations laid down...
Basically, according to the Holy Quran, there is no difference or distinction between one child and another by virtue of his birth: (17:70) "We have made every human being equally worthy of respect" is the ground rule. It is apparent that...

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