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My question for you is, is it permissable for a couple to do Niakh and rukhsati/bidayi (going to husband`s house) later, maybe after a year.

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Salam Alaikum Dear Brother

My question for you is, is it permissable for a couple to do Niakh and rukhsati/bidayi (going to husband`s house) later, maybe after a year, due to circumstances like the boy still does not have a job? I have heard that if husband & wife do not have intercourse within 6months, the nikah becomes void. can u tell me the authenticity of this with reference to the glorious Quran and Sunnah.

So can u please answer my above questions.

 

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Nikaah ruksati later

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Your Question: ..is it permissable for a couple to do Niakh and rukhsati/bidayi (going to husband`s house) later, maybe after a year

Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, it is absolutely lawful and permissible if one for any reason wishes to perform the nikaah at a certain date and hold the rukhsati/bidai of the bride at a later date of their choice and convenience.

 

It is recorded in authentic and established Sunnah and the Seerah that the time difference between the Nikaah and rukhsati of the Prophets (saws) marriage with Hadrat Aisha (r.a.) was in excess of three years.

 

Your Question: I have heard that if husband & wife do not have intercourse within 6months, the nikah becomes void.

Beloved Sister in Islam, the only thing that separates a husband and a wife who are bonded in the sacred institution of marriage in Islam is the establishment of a divorce (or death). There is absolutely no such restriction in Shariah Law that if a husband a wife do not conjugate for a specified period (6 months, 6 years, or even 60 years!), it would effect the validity of their nikaah.if for any reason whatsoever, the husband and the wife chose not to, or are unable to conjugate with each other, absolutely regardless of the period of time of their abstinence, it would not effect the validity of their nikaah in the least. They will remain a husband and a wife bonded in the sacred institution of marriage in the Sight of Shariah Law and of Allah Subhanah, unless they chose to break their nikaah through divorce.

 

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