Fatwa: # 31551
Category: Marriage & Divorce
Country: Bangladesh
Date: 4th December 2018


Marriage valid without intimacy


After Akd/Akth how long is this marriage ok,even without sexual intimacy between husband & wife?The marriage function/programme has not been done yet.


In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

Your question is not clear. According to our understanding, you are enquiring regarding how long a marriage will be valid if there is no intimacy.

In principle, the validity of one’s marriage is not based on the consummation of the marriage. A marriage will be constituted and regarded to be valid once the proposal and acceptance in the presence of two witnesses is found, irrespective of whether the couple engaged in intimacy thereafter or not[1]. The newlywed couple should mutually agree when they wish to engage in intimacy.

And Allaah Ta’aala Knows Best.

Muajul I. Chowdhury

Student, Darul Iftaa

Astoria, New York, USA

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] مختصر القدوري (ص: 145)

النكاح ينعقد بالإيجاب والقبول بلفظين يعبر بهما عن الماضي أو يعبر بأحدهما عن الماضي وبالآخر عن المستقبل مثل أن يقول: زوجتي فيقول زوجتك ولا يعقد نكاح المسلمين إلا بحضور شاهدين حرين بالغين عاقلين مسلمين أو رجل وامرأتين عدولا كانوا غيرا عدول أو محدودين في قذف فإن تزوج مسلم ذمية بشهادة ذميين جاز عند أبي حنيفة وأبي يوسف وقال محمد: لا يجوز


المحيط البرهاني للإمام برهان الدين ابن مازة (3/ 68)

قال القدوري رحمه الله في «كتابه»: عقد النكاح ينعقد بلفظين يعبر بهما عن الماضي نحو أن تقول المرأة: زوجت، ويقول الرجل: قبلت، قال: وينعقد أيضاً بلفظين أيضاً، يعبر بأحدهما عن المستقبل نحو أن يقول الرجل: زوجت


الفتاوى الهندية (6/ 437)

 ينعقد بالإيجاب والقبول وضعا للمضي أو وضع أحدهما للمضي والآخر لغيره مستقبلا كان كالأمر أو حالا كالمضارع ، كذا في النهر الفائق

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