Assalamu Alaikum Sisters! In America in order to be legally recognized by the government as husband and wife, we need to go to city hall and get a license. After that we have the ceremony. In Islam, is this necessary? Do you recommend it?
I think when I marry I would like to have an Islamic marriage and not a Civil one. I just don't find it necessary to get a license. To me what is more important is the joining together of myself and my husband in front of Allah. I have 2 questions. The first question would be if I marry Islamically, may I still change my last name to mu husband's as right now I still have my ex husband's last name. Also, if a divorce should ever occur, how would the courts handle child support or spousal support? Would it be looked at as a couple that had a family and never married?