Sunday 15 Muḥarram 1446 - 21 July 2024
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Can You Get Married during Ramadan?

Question

I want to know that if a man loves a girl and wants to marry her in the holy month of Ramadan and he wants to talk to her, is there any restriction in Islam that he can’t marry that girl and he can’t talk to her in the holy month of Ramadan? He loves that girl so much he wants to marry her, so give me suggestions about this matter.

Summary of answer

There is nothing in Islam to suggest that it is not allowed to get married during the month of Ramadan because it is Ramadan, or in any other month. Rather marriage is permitted on any day of the year. If there is the fear that one may not be able to control his sexual desire, he should delay his marriage until just after Ramadan.

Answer

Praise be to Allah.

There is nothing in Islam to suggest that it is not allowed to get married during the month of Ramadan because it is Ramadan, or in any other month. Rather marriage is permitted on any day of the year. 

But the one who is fasting in Ramadan must refrain from eating, drinking and intercourse from dawn until sunset. So if he can control himself and there is no fear of him doing something that will break his fast, there is nothing wrong with him getting married in Ramadan. 

It seems that those who want to start married life in Ramadan usually cannot be patient and keep away from their new wives throughout the day, and there is the fear that they may do something that is forbidden and they may fall into grave sin, for which it is obligatory to make up that day’s fast and offer a severe expiation , which is freeing a slave; if that is not possible then they must fast for two consecutive months; if that is not possible then they must feed sixty poor persons. If intercourse happens repeatedly on a number of days, then this expiation must also be repeated for the same number .  

Our advice to this questioner is that if there is the fear that he may not be able to control himself, he should delay his marriage until just after Ramadan, and he should keep himself busy during Ramadan, with worship, reading Quran, praying qiyam, and other acts of worship. 

With regard to the ruling on speaking during Ramadan to the one whom he wants to marry, we have already answered this question. Please see questions no. 13791  and 13918

And Allah knows best.

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Source: Islam Q&A