Q&As from the senior scholars and those they recommend on:
Family Life

20 Questions & Answers


Does a man have to inform his intended second wife about his first marriage?

Is the marriage contract of a man who has abandoned prayer null and void?

What advice can be offered to the Muslim men who are so busy with affairs of da'wah that they neglect the rights of their families?

Does a co-wife have a right to time with her husband for the days that she missed while she was in the hospital?


A man divorced his wife but took her back immediately. Some time later, he did this again, and then a third time. Does this count as the third and final divorce?

Can a woman remarry her ex-husband after being granted a khula' from him?

Can a woman in her 'iddah make hijrah without her imprisoned husband's permission and without a male family member with her during the journey?

Does a man have to spend time with his wife during her 'iddah (once he has pronounced divorce upon her)?

Which of the divorced parents gets custody of the children - the mother or the father?

How long is the 'iddah of a woman who has been divorced for the third time? Does she have a right to be financially maintained if she is breastfeeding her ex-husband's baby?


What advice do you have for a woman who has many young children and due to them she can not focus on prayers as she would like?

Should parents who accept Islaam request their young children to utter the shahaadah?

Can Muslims put their children in the non-Muslims' schools?

Children of Zinaa (Fornication):

Since the daughter of zinaa does not have any relationship with her biological father, can he marry her when she gets older?

What is your advice to the new Muslims who may feel that the rules pertaining to children of zinaa are harsh or unjust toward an innocent child?

Who is responsible for the education and upbringing of a child of zinaa?

Does a child born from fornication take his biological father's name and can he be treated as the man's true son in any way?

Is the biological mother of a child of zinaa considered the child's legitimate mother in Islaam?

Mature Content:

Are sex toys permissible (between spouses)?

A man raped his young step-daughter and then admitted to it. How should the Muslims treat him?


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