Our marriage is fixed in august this year by our parents are happy with the marriage. but myself and my fiancee wants to get marry as soon as we can and we requested our parents to perform our marriage as soon as they can but for some reasons they are unable to do so.
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our marriage is fixed in august this year by our parents are happy with the marriage. but myself and my fiancee wants to get marry as soon as we can and we requested our parents to perform our marriage as soon as they can but for some reasons they are unable to do so. we want to protect us from bodily sins coz it is really difficult to keep both of us apart ie we want to marry early.my question is can we perform nikah secretly now and marry again in august. plz help me(in other terms can a man marry same woman twice without giving divorce to her)
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:
5 . (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers but chaste women among the People of the Book revealed before your time when ye give them their due dowers and desire chastity, not lewdness nor secret intrigues. If anyone rejects faith fruitless is his work and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).
Beloved Brother, the guidance of Islam Commands and Demands that the believers marry desiring chastity, not lewdness and secret intrigues! It is only those who are inclined towards the heinous and abomination of the evil of zina who develop lewd and secret intrigues; for the sacred institution of marriage in Islam is a public affair whereby one is guided and commanded to openly declare ones sacred association of marriage to the society one lives in by offering the walima or marriage banquet or feast.
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 8.395 Narrated by Anas
The Prophet (saws) seeing a yellow mark (of perfume) on the clothes of 'Abdur-Rahman bin 'Auf, said, "What about you?" 'Abdur-Rahman replied, "I have married a woman with a Mahr of gold equal to a date-stone." The Prophet (saws) said, "May Allah bestow His Blessing on you (in your marriage). Give a wedding banquet, (Walima) even with one sheep."
To marry secretly is to make a mockery of the sacred rite of marriage in the Sight of Allah Subhanah; and to perform the nikaah with the same woman again only to hide their first secret marriage is to add to the mockery one has already made of the Laws of Allah Subhanah!
Dear and beloved brother, if you and your fianc wish to marry immediately and for whatever reason your or your fiancs parents wish to delay the marriage.you are well within your rights to request and beseech your parents to allow you to perform your nikaah with your fianc as soon as possible and do the rukhsati at a later date of everyones convenience, a process which is absolutely acceptable and lawful in Shariah. The nikaah would bind you and your fianc in the sacred bond of marriage and everything that is lawful for a married couple would be absolutely lawful unto you.
As your brothers and sincere well-wishers in faith, we implore you to fear Allah and whatever happens, do not take a route or path of the secret marriage thus making a complete mockery of the Laws of Allah Subhanah.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,