Chechnya lifted the ban on the conclusion of a Muslim marriage

26 May 2020

Chechnya lifted the ban on marriage according to Islamic canons (nikah), the mufti of the Republic Salah Mezhiev announced on Instagram.

"With the permission and approval of the head of Chechnya, Ramzan Kadyrov, we lift the ban on registration of marriage. At the same time, the requirements of Rospotrebnadzor must be strictly observed, " the religious figure wrote, in particular.

At the same time, according to him, holding mass and lavish wedding celebrations in the Republic is still prohibited.

"The Imam of that particular locality on the same machine goes for holding the wedding ceremony (nikah). No other wedding events are provided. This is all temporary and is done to preserve the life and health of the residents of the Chechen Republic," the mufti added.

He noted that only the Imam and witnesses are allowed to take part in the ceremony, as stipulated by the norms of Islam.

A temporary ban on performing marriages under Sharia law was introduced in Chechnya on April 13. This was done in connection with the spread of the coronavirus infection. According to the latest data, more than a thousand cases of the coronavirus infection were registered in the region, 660 people recovered, and 13 died.


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