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Can we have sex before Rukhsati even if the Nikaah is done an year ago.

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Sex after Niskah

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Dear and Beloved Brother, once the nikaah is performed between a couple, they would be considered legally married in the sight of Allah Subhanah, in the sight of Shariah, and in the sight of the believers. The couple are absolutely free and legal to enjoy each others company including full sexual intercourse, if and whenever they wish to do so.


The rite of ‘nikaah’ (marriage) olone has a legal basis in Islam, unlike the ‘Mangni’ (engagement) or rukhsati (the day the woman actually leaves her parents house to permanently live with her husband), etc. which are no more than processes and rituals of marriage which have absolutely no legal basis in Islam.


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