Monday, September 21, 2009

Types of Marriage

Types of nikah are :
1. Nikah
Nikah (literally: contract) is the first, and most common, form of marriage for muslims. It is described in the Qur’an in 4:4.
Regulation of nikah:
· It is aimed to be permanent, but can be terminated by husband engaging in the divorce process or the wife seeking a divorce
· The couple inherit from each other
· A legal contract is signed when entering the marriage.
If a divorce date is determined in the nikah contract :
· In Sunni jurisprudence, the contract is vioded
· In Shia jurisprudence, the contract is transformed into a nikah mut’ah.
Requirement of witnesses of nikah:
· Sunni: two
· Shia: none.
2. Nikah Mut'ah
3. Nikah Misyar.
(From : Wikipedia)

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