In other words, such marriages can be termed as secret marriages. However, according to Wikipedia and articles on the internet, such marriages are prevalent in Egypt. Toggle navigation. Most of Egypt's Islamic scholars condemn this use of zawag al-'urfi. As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
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While her husband could remarry, the wife is in a more difficult position. How will the woman defend her honour before people?
Do you have a picture to add? While the new Egyptian law recognizes the woman's right to seek divorce from an 'Urfi marriage, the law however denies her alimony and child support. Your views, stories and opinions will appear on a Web page exactly the way you enter it here. Click the button and find it on your computer.
Brother in Islam, kindly enlighten me with the validity of Urfi Marriage. Email this article. Sender's Email Address: I got married under Urfi Nikah, 5 yrs ago.
Marriage with the agreement of the woman and her wali, but without announcing the marriage publicly, or registering it in the Shariah or civil courts, but there are witnesses.
New Personal Status Law The Egyptian government did not recognize 'Urfi marriages until the year 2000 and the paper from the marriage could be used only to prove the relationship in court.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,. Do you have a difference of opinion? The high cost of marriage forces many young couples to wait several years before they marry.
Couples repeat the words, "We got married" and pledge commitment before God. However, on January 2000, a new law was passed which allowed divorces in urfi marriages, if the wife can prove existence of such marriages. If this is the case, then it is a valid marriage from the point of view of having met the necessary conditions, but it goes against the Islamic command to publicize the marriage. Do not send my name and email address.