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My question is that if a marriage is supposed to take place on a partcular day, and there is a death of a close member of the girls family.

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My question is that if a marriage is supposed to take place on a partcular day, and there is a death of a close member of the girls family, one day before but the burial is done on the day of the marriage, is it right to go aheah with the nikaah, and can the rukhsati be done on the same day.

 

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Postpone marriage for death

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There is nothing in the Shariah which declares it forbidden or prohibits one to conduct a marriage on the day or the days following the death of a close relative. It is entirely upto the two families if they wish to go ahead with the marriage as planned, or to postpone it to a later date.

 

If both parties agree to go ahead with the marriage as planned, there is absolutely no harm and no restriction if they choose to do so.and if both parties agree to postpone the marriage to a later date of their convenience, that too would be absolutely acceptable and permissible in Shariah.

 

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