Masaail

October, 2012

  • 8 October

    The position of Nikaah in Islam

    Q: What status does Nikaah hold in Islam? A: Nikaah is an emphasised Sunnah of Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam). Hence, if a person possesses the means to get married and is able to fulfil the obligations of Nikaah, he should get married. النكاح من سنتي (رواه ابن ماجه في سننه …

  • 4 October

    Equality in going on a journey between the wives

    Q: Is equality waajib during a journey? A: Equality is not waajib on a journey. The husband may travel with whichever wife he wishes during the journey. However if he adopts some method through which all the wives will be pleased, it will be better e.g. by drawing lots amongst …

  • 4 October

    Perceiving more Love for one wife over the other

    Q: Is there any sin if one perceives more love within his heart for one wife, though he shows equal attention and maintains equality between his wives? A: Since one does not have control over one’s emotions and inner feelings, one will not be sinful and accountable if one perceives …

  • 4 October

    Husband maintaining equality if he falls ill

    Q: Does the husband still have to maintain equality in the night turns when he is ill? A: Equality still has to be maintained. However, if the wives forfeit their right and allow him to spend the nights at one wife’s place, then it will be permissible for him to …

  • 4 October

    Equality between wives in sexual relations

    Q: Is there equality in sexual relations i.e. the number of times the husband had relations with one wife, is it compulsory upon him to have relations with the other wife the same number of times? A: It is compulsory upon the husband to fulfil each wife’s rights (be it …

  • 4 October

    Husband Dividing his time if Working at night

    Q: How will the husband divide his time equally amongst his wives if he works during the night and is free during the day? A: For such a person the basis of equality will be the day. He will have to spend an equal amount of days by each wife. …

  • 4 October

    Method of equal distribution of time between wives

    Q: Can you explain the method of equal distribution of time between wives and does equality of time extend to the day as well or is it restricted to the night? A: It is compulsory upon the husband to share his nights equally between his wives. The method of equal …

  • 4 October

    Equality between a young and old wife

    Q: If a person has two wives, one young and one old, is equality waajib between both? A: Equality is waajib between both. ( والبكر والثيب والجديدة والقديمة والمسلمة والكتابية سواء ) لإطلاق الآية. (الدر المختار 3/206) Answered by: Mufti Zakaria Makada Checked & Approved: Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

  • 4 October

    Aspects required to exercise equality in between wives

    Q: In which aspects does the husband have to exercise equality amongst his wives? A: Equality between the wives is necessary in the following aspects: Wealth and provisions Clothing Shelter The night turns Showing affection and socializing فإن كان له أكثر من امرأة فعليه العدل بينهن في حقوقهن من القسم …

  • 4 October

    Exercising equality between wives

    Q: In Islam, is it compulsory upon a person to exercise equality between his wives? A: Yes, it is compulsory. ومنها وجوب العدل بين النساء في حقوقهن. (بدائع الصنائع 2/332) ( يجب ) وظاهر الآية أنه فرض  نهر ( أن يعدل ) أي أن لا يجوز ( فيه ) أي في …