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Secret marriage.

Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,

As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)

 

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ASSALAMO ALAIKUM BURHAN BHAI, I AM IN LOVE WITH A MUSLIM GIRL AND WE WANT  TO DO NIKAAH AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BUT THE PROBLEM IS THAT OUR PARENTS DONT KNOW ABOUT IT AND MAY OBJECT TO THIS AT PRESENT BECAUSE AM NOT SETTLED, MY QUESTION TO YOU TO IS THAT CAN A PERSON DO NIKAAH WITH THE SAME PERSON TWICE WITHOUT TALAAQ?

 

I WANT TO DO NIKAAH WITH HER NOW AND THEN AGAIN DO NIKAAH WITH HER WITH OUR PARENTS' PERMISSION.. PLEASE HELP ME AND REPLY BACK AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.. THANKS. ALLAH HAFIZ.

 

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Secret marriage

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:

5 . (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers but chaste women among the People of the Book revealed before your time when ye give them their due dowers and desire chastity, not lewdness nor secret intrigues. If anyone rejects faith fruitless is his work and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).




 

Beloved Brother, the guidance of Islam Commands and Demands that the believers marry desiring chastity, not lewdness and secret intrigues! It is only those who are inclined towards the heinous and abomination of the evil of zina who develop lewd and secret intrigues; for the sacred institution of marriage in Islam is a public affair whereby one is guided and commanded to openly declare ones sacred association of marriage to the society one lives in by offering the walima or marriage banquet or feast.

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.395 Narrated by Anas

The Prophet (saws) seeing a yellow mark (of perfume) on the clothes of 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf, said, "What about you?" 'Abdur-Rahman replied, "I have married a woman with a Mahr of gold equal to a date-stone." The Prophet (saws) said, "May Allah bestow His Blessing on you (in your marriage). Give a wedding banquet, (Walima) even with one sheep."

 

For a marriage or nikaah to be lawful and acceptable in the Sight of Shariah Law and of Allah Subhanah, the following four absolutely obligatory conditions of an Islamic nikaah have to fulfilled:

  1. Proposal by one party and acceptance by the other.
  2. The determination of mehr for the bride.
  3. The availability of at least two witnesses to the marriage contract.
  4. The consent of the parents/guardians of the bride to the marriage contract.

 

As much as it would be against piety, righteousness, and behavior becoming of a muslim to marry secretly without informing or the participation of their near and loved ones, if one has fulfilled all the obligatory conditions of an Islamic marriage, their marriage itself will be considered lawful in the Sight of Shariah Law.

 

Your Question: MY QUESTION TO YOU TO IS THAT CAN A PERSON DO NIKAAH WITH THE SAME PERSON TWICE WITHOUT TALAAQ? I WANT TO DO NIKAAH WITH HER NOW AND THEN AGAIN DO NIKAAH WITH HER WITH OUR PARENTS' PERMISSION..

To marry someone secretly without informing ones near and dear ones would be impiety, unrighteousness, and an abomination in itself.but to cover that secret marriage by performing a fake public nikaah with the same person would be to make a complete mockery of the Laws of Shariah and the sacred institution of marriage in the Sight of the Lord Most Majestic, Most Supreme!

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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