23. Marriage is allowed with following Women

 Payment of " MEHR "

Surah No. 4, An Nisa, Ayat No. 24

وَالْمُحْصَنَاتُ مِنَ النِّسَاء إِلاَّ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ كِتَابَ اللّهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَأُحِلَّ لَكُم مَّا وَرَاء

ذَلِكُمْ أَن تَبْتَغُواْ بِأَمْوَالِكُم مُّحْصِنِينَ غَيْرَ مُسَافِحِينَ فَمَا اسْتَمْتَعْتُم بِهِ مِنْهُنَّ فَآتُوهُنَّ

أُجُورَهُنَّ فَرِيضَةً وَلاَ جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِيمَا تَرَاضَيْتُم بِهِ مِن بَعْدِ الْفَرِيضَةِ إِنَّ اللّهَ كَانَ

o عَلِيمًا حَكِيمًا

Translation :

All married women already having husbands are forbidden to you. Except those whom your right hands possess (captives of war and slaves). It is a decree of Allah for you. It is Lawful for you to marry other women ,offering them their 'Mehr' (Bridal Money) desiring chastity and not to derive only enjoyment. When you had intercourse with those women, give them their "Mehr "( Bridal Money )as prescribed ; and that is obligatory on your part. There is no blame if you increase or decrease the Mehr amount by mutual understanding. Verily ! Allah is all Knowing, Wise.

Surah No. 4, An Nisa, Ayat No. 3

وَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلاَّ تُقْسِطُواْ فِي الْيَتَامَى فَانكِحُواْ مَا طَابَ لَكُم مِّنَ النِّسَاء مَثْنَى

وَثُلاَثَ وَرُبَاعَ فَإِنْ خِفْتُمْ أَلاَّ تَعْدِلُواْ فَوَاحِدَةً أَوْ مَا مَلَكَتْ أَيْمَانُكُمْ ذَلِكَ أَدْنَى

o أَلاَّ تَعُولُواْ

Translation :

And if you fear that you shall not be able to deal fairly with the orphan¬girls, then marry other women of your choice, two or three, or four but if you fear that you shall not be able to deal honestly (fairly) with them, then only one or ( marry) your slave, that your right hands possess (In earlier days there was a tradition of purchase of slave or after the wars the warriors used to get a girl slave). That is nearer to prevent you from doing injustice.

Surah No. 4, An Nisa, Ayat No. 4

o وَآتُواْ النَّسَاء صَدُقَاتِهِنَّ نِحْلَةً فَإِن طِبْنَ لَكُمْ عَن شَيْءٍ مِّنْهُ نَفْسًا فَكُلُوهُ هَنِيئًا مَّرِيئًا

Translation :

And give to the women (whom you marry) their Mehr (obligatory bridal-money agreed by the husband to his wife) willingly with good heart, but if they, on their own good pleasure, remit any part of it to you, take it, and consume it without fear.

Surah No. 4, An Nisa, Ayat No. 19

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ يَحِلُّ لَكُمْ أَن تَرِثُواْ النِّسَاء كَرْهًا وَلاَ تَعْضُلُوهُنَّ لِتَذْهَبُواْ بِبَعْضِ

مَا آتَيْتُمُوهُنَّ إِلاَّ أَن يَأْتِينَ بِفَاحِشَةٍ مُّبَيِّنَةٍ وَعَاشِرُوهُنَّ بِالْمَعْرُوفِ فَإِن كَرِهْتُمُوهُنَّ

o فَعَسَى أَن تَكْرَهُواْ شَيْئًا وَيَجْعَلَ اللّهُ فِيهِ خَيْرًا كَثِيراً

Translation :

O you who believe! It is not lawful for you to become successor of a women forcibly against their will. Nor should you ill-treat them with harshness for taking back what you have given them― In case a woman is guilty of committing a sin in open lewdness then the matter is different ; If you do not like them sustain a woman honourably on a footing of equity. It may be possible that you dislike a thing and Allah may have put therein a great deal of good.

Surah No. 2, Al Baqr, Ayat No. 235

وَلَا جُنَاحَ عَلَيْكُمْ فِيمَا عَرَّضْتُمْ بِهِ مِنْ خِطْبَةِ النِّسَاءِ أَوْ أَكْنَنْتُمْ فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ

عَلِمَ اللَّهُ أَنَّكُمْ سَتَذْكُرُونَهُنَّ وَلَٰكِنْ لَا تُوَاعِدُوهُنَّ سِرًّا إِلَّا أَنْ تَقُولُوا قَوْلًا

مَعْرُوفًا وَلَا تَعْزِمُوا عُقْدَةَ النِّكَاحِ حَتَّىٰ يَبْلُغَ الْكِتَابُ أَجَلَهُ وَاعْلَمُوا

o أَنَّ اللَّهَ يَعْلَمُ مَا فِي أَنْفُسِكُمْ فَاحْذَرُوهُ وَاعْلَمُوا أَنَّ اللَّهَ غَفُورٌ حَلِيمٌ

Translation :

There is no blame on you if you make an indirect offer to marry woman (widow) or hold the offer in your hearts. Allah knows that you would proceed in this matter : But do not make a secret contract with them except that you speak to them in honourable terms according to the tradition. Do not tie in marriage till the term prescribed by Allah is fulfilled (term of 4 months and 10 days). And know that Allah knows what is in your hearts, and fear Him; and know that Allah is Oft Forgiving Most Forbearing.