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It is a tradition in Western countries that a married woman affiliates herself to her husband family. In Islam there are 2 views on this subject, the first forbids it, but the other sees it as a way of identification.
In some cases a man and a woman tend to get married to obtain certain benefits. Scholars are unanimous that such a marriage is forbidden as it is not permissible to go through a marriage contract for false pretenses.
If a Muslim man wants to marry a communist woman. Is it a lawful to do so? Communism is a creed of disbelief so it is unlawful for him to marry an unbeliever. This article explains the reason behind the prohibition.
If a couple performs their marriage at an Islamic centre, they then could reconfirm it at the court. It is also recommended by scholars as a safeguard for both of them and to be recognized by national courts
Documenting a civil marriage in non-Islamic courts is accepted in case it is to document and register the marriage contract in national courts. But, if it is to initiate marriage; there are different views on it
If both parties are Muslims, or if the man is a Muslim and the woman belongs to a divine religion, they may have their marriage performed in an Islamic centre according to Islamic law
If a Muslim wants to marry a Christian woman who wishes to retain her faith and she takes him to her church where a priest will perform the marriage, Muslim scholars consider it as an invalid marriage.
Marriage is a contract that assumes a permanent relationship between the married couple. If the element of a specific duration is involved, it is rendered flawed. Although some scholars have other view on it.
The unanimity of Muslim scholars agrees that a Muslim woman is not allowed to marry a non- Muslim including those who follow Bahai’ism as it is creed concocted with elements from Buddhism and other religions.
A Muslim woman can marry a communist only if he believes that there is no other deity than God and Muhammed is God’s messenger. In other cases it is forbidden. This article answers this question in details.
Friends or Misyar marriage under which the wife relinquishes some of her rights is permissible by some views as it fulfills the normal requirement of marriage. Still discouraged. Other views are discussed below.
Scholars have different views in case a woman embraces Islam before her husband. Some see that she stays lawful to him till she completes her waiting period. Others see that marriage dissolution should take place.
In countries like India, women pay the dowry to their husbands. Such a marriage is contrary to Islamic marriage in this respect, it remains a valid marriage according to the unanimity of Islamic scholars.