Married or not.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
I am a 20 year old girl, i got married back home. We did the paper work, and
had a small wedding party, but that was it, we did not do the nikah. He came to
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Married or not
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.
If the following four absolutely obligatory conditions of a nikaah or marriage were honored, the marriage would be considered valid and lawful in the Sight of Allah Subhanah, in the sight of Shariah Law, and in the sight of the believing society. If even one of the four absolutely obligatory conditions of the nikaah or marriage were violated, the marriage will be considered null and void in the Sight of the Lord.
- Proposal by one party and acceptance by the other.
- The determination of the mehr.
- The presence of (at least) two witnesses to the marriage contract.
- The consent of the parents/guardians of the bride.
Your Question:i don`t know if i am married or not.
Respected sister, if the above four obligatory conditions of the nikaah or marriage were honored, absolutely regardless whether the contract was written and documented or only verbal, your marriage will be considered absolutely lawful and valid in the Sight of Allah Subhanah and in the Sight of Shariah Law.
If your husband has disappeared, or if for any reason
whatsoever you want to free yourself from the marriage, you would need to
initiate a divorce proceedings against your husband in a
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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,