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Question: My nikah will be held on coming Friday In'Sha'Allah. But we will start living together from September 2017 In'Sha'Allah (5 months later ceremony of rukhsati will be held after which we will live together In'Sha'Allah). Please advice how much relation I can keep with the girl before the formal ceremony of rukhsati? Are there any limitations?
Answer:
Once you have followed the procedures of Nikah and solemnization of marriage as per the laws of the land, from a Shari'ah point you are considered as married spouses; as such, you are allowed to be intimate.
 
However, you may do well to postpone living together until the formalities of Ruksathi to defer to the customs of your culture so that you do not offend the sensitivities of people. 
 
I wish you a most blessed union.

 

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