What are the essential requirements for this type of marriage?

What are the essential requirements for this type of marriage?

  • Although Islamic law considers 16 years as the age at which a Moslem may marry, the constitution provides 18 years as the age at which individuals wishing to marry may marry.
  • The parties must not have any close blood relations with each other.
  • A man marries up to four wives provided that he can treat them equally in all ways, thus, love, material possession and sexual intercourse.
  • The man and woman must freely consent to the marriage.
  • The man must give the woman “mahari” which is property of a certain value before she can allow marrying him. The value she sets cannot be bargained upon.
  • A man and woman cannot remarry during “eda” that is the three months waiting period after the divorce or death of a spouse.

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