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Brother can you please tell me the legal status of "Misyar marriage"

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Dear brother can you please tell me the legal status of "Misyar marriage" according to Quran and Sunnah? Did Prophet Muhammad (salalah-o-alaihe-wasallam) had any such marriage?


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Misyaar Marriage

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Your Question: can you please tell me the legal status of "Misyar marriage" according to Quran and Sunnah?

There is absolutely no mention of misyaar marriage in either the Quran, the authentic and established Sunnah, or even in any book of Islamic Fiqh or Jurisprudence.

 

Misyaar is a term culturally used amongst the Arabs for a marriage whereby a woman who wishes to become the 2nd, or 3rd, or 4th wife of the man, but as the man fears that he may not be able to afford her financially or accord her equal time; the woman of her own free will relinquishes her right that her husband spend on her or spend equal time with her like he does to his other wife/wives. For some reason, a marriage where the woman of her own free will relinquishes her right that her husband spend on her or spend equal time with her is culturally recognized as a misyaar marriage.

 

Even in a normal marriage, a woman is well within her rights if she, of her own free will and without any coercion wishes to relinquish her rights; but for some reason such a marriage where a woman relinquishes her legal and lawful rights is culturally known as a misyaar marriage; although we reiterate again that misyaar is neither an Islamic term or is there any mention of such a term in any of the books of Fiqh or Islamic Law.

 

Some ignorant people assume misyaar marriage is a license to perform a secret marriage, but that is an absolutely false notion and a grave sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.

 

Your Question: Did Prophet Muhammad (salalah-o-alaihe-wasallam) had any such marriage?
The Messenger of Allah (saws) did not perform a misyaar marriage.

 

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