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I have done nikah (just nikah) in Saudi Arabia.

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I have done nikah (just nikah) in Saudi Arabia, and will do the rest part of the marriage in my country, so i should do the widaee as soon as possible or i can take time and i want to take time so that i can improve my finacial status (save some money)??

 

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Rukhsati later

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Dear and beloved Brother in Islam, it is also absolutely lawful and permissible if one for any reason wishes to perform the nikaah at a certain date and hold the rukhsati/bidai of the bride at a later date of their choice and convenience. There is absolutely nothing in Shariah which demands or even encourages that the believers must do the rukhsati/bidai of the bride immediately after the nikaah; one may do the rukhsati/bidai whenever it is convenient to them.

 

It is recorded in authentic and established Sunnah and the Seerah that the time difference between the Nikaah and rukhsati of the Prophets (saws) marriage with Hadrat Aisha (r.a.) was in excess of three years.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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