Marriage Quote on Consent of Women for Marriage

1- Hazrat ‘Aisha (RA) is said to report this marriage quote:
“I asked the Prophet, “O Allah’s Apostle! Should the women be asked for their consent to their marriage?” He said, “Yes.” I said, “A virgin, if asked, feels shy and keeps quiet.” He said, “Her silence means her consent.”
(Bukhari Volume 9, Book 85, Number 79)
2- In another hadith Hazrat ‘A’isha (Allah be pleased with her) is quoted as reporting:
“I asked Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) about a virgin whose marriage is solemnized by her guardian, whether it was necessary or not to consult her. Allah’s Messerger
(may peace be upon him) said : Yes, she must be consulted. ‘A’isha reported: I told him that she feels shy, whereupon Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Her silence implies her consent.”
( Wedding Quotation, Muslim Book 8, Number 3305)
3- Narrated Khansa bint Khidam Al-Ansariya that:
“Her father had given her in marriage when she was a matron and she disliked that marriage. So she went to Allah’s Apostle and he declared that marriage invalid. “
( Marriage Quote on Wali Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 69)

4- Abu Huraira is quoted as reporting:
The Prophet said, “A virgin should not be married until she is asked for her consent; and the matron should not be married till she is asked whether she agrees to marry or not.” It was asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! How will she (the virgin) express her consent?” He said, “By keeping silent.”
( Marriage Quote, Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 86, Number 98)
5- Abu Huraira (Allah be pleased with him) is quoted as reporting that:
“Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as having said: A woman without a husband (a divorced or a widow) must not be married until she is consulted, and a virgin must not be married until her permission is sought. They asked the Prophet of Allah (may peace be upon him): How her (virgin’s) consent can be solicited (when she does not speak of modesty)? He (the Holy Prophet) said: That she keeps silence.”
( Marriage Quote, Muslim Book 8, Number 3303)

Marriage Quote on Proposal Making

Ibn ‘Umar is quoted as reporting that:
“The Prophet decreed that one should not try to cancel a bargain already agreed upon between some other persons (by offering a bigger price). And a man should not ask for the hand of a girl who is already engaged to his Muslim brother, unless the first suitor gives her up, or allows him to ask for her hand.”
( Marriage Quote on Proposal making, Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 62, Number 73)

Marriage Quote on Mehr and Valima

Ibrahim bin Sad is quoted as narrating from his father and from his grand-father:
“… ‘AbdurRahman came having traces of yellow (scent) on his body. Allah’s Apostle asked him whether he had got married. He replied in the affirmative. The Prophet said, ‘Whom have you married?’ He replied, ‘A woman from the Ansar.’ Then the Prophet asked, ‘How much did you pay her (dower)?’ He replied, ‘(I gave her) a gold piece equal in weigh to a date stone of gold! The Prophet said, ‘Give a Walima (wedding banquet) even if with one sheep.’ “
( Marriage Quote, Bukhari Volume 3, Book 34, Number 264)

Marriage Quote on Hijab (Veil)

Hazrat Anas bin Malik is quoted as reporting:
“That he was a boy of ten at the time when the Prophet migrated to Medina. He added: I served Allah’s Apostle for ten years (the last part of his life time) and I know more than the people about the occasion whereupon the order of Al-Hijab was revealed (to the Prophet). Ubai b n Ka’b used to ask me about it. It was revealed (for the first time) during the marriage of Allah’s Apostle with Zainab bint Jahsh. In the morning, the Prophet was a bride-groom of her and he invited the people, who took their meals and went away, but a group of them remained with Allah’s Apostle and they prolonged their stay. Allah’s Apostle got up and went out, and I too, went out along with him till he came to the lintel of ‘Aisha’s dwelling place. Allah’s Apostle thought that those people had left by then, so he returned, and I too, returned with him till he entered upon Zainab and found that they were still sitting there and had not yet gone. The Prophet went out again, and so did I with him till he reached the lintel of ‘Aisha’s dwelling place, and then he thought that those people must have left by then, so he returned, and so did I with him, and found those people had gone. At that time the Divine Verse of Al-Hijab was revealed, and the Prophet set a screen between me and him (his family). “
( Marriage Quote, Bukhari Volume 8, Book 74, Number 255)

Marriage Quote on Shigar

1- Narrated ‘Abdullah:
“Nafi narrated to me that ‘Abdullah said that Allah’s Apostle forbade the Shighar. I asked Nafi’, “What is the Shighar?” He said, “It is to marry the daughter of a man and marry one’s daughter to that man without Mahr (in both cases); or to marry the sister of a man and marry one’s own sister to that man without Mahr.” Some people said, “If one, by a trick, marries on the basis of Shighar, the marriage is valid but its condition is illegal.” The same scholar said regarding Al-Mut’a, “The marriage is invalid and its condition is illegal.” Some others said, “The Mut’a and the Shighar are permissible but the condition is illegal.”
(Marriage Quote, Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 86, Number 90)
2- Ibn Umar (Allah be pleased with them) narrated that:
“Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) prohibited Shighar which means that a man gives his daughter in marriage on the condition that the other gives his daughter to him in marriage with- out any dower being paid by either. “
( Marriage Quote, Muslim, Book 8, Number 3295)

Marriage Quote on Mut’a

Narrated Muhammad bin ‘Ali:
“(Hazrat) Ali (RA) was told that Ibn ‘Abbas did not see any harm in the Mut’a marriage. ‘Ali said, “Allah’s Apostle forbade the Mut’a marriage on the Day of the battle of Khaibar and he forbade the eating of donkey’s meat.” Some people said, “If one, by a tricky way, marries temporarily, his marriage is illegal.” Others said, “The marriage is valid but its condition is illegal.”
( Marriage Quote on Mutta’h, Bukhari, Volume 9, Book 86, Number 91)
Note: There are contradicting opinions of Sunni and Shia branches of Islam on the issue of Mut’a. In our opinion there is only one problem with the Mut’a and that is temporary nature of the marriage which goes directly against the philosophy of Quran on marriage.

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