236 – Rule: If the marriage will not be determined by this looking, or it is such that it does not really make a difference for the person, or he is not ignorant of the matter (such that he may have found out from other means about her), then one is not allowed to look at the body of the other person.BGKLMS 237 – Rule: There must not be any other obstacle in the marriage.
In other religions, it is not allowed to have more than one wife or more that one husband because they would have to practice monogamy which is to be with only one person all their lives. “And one of His signs is that He created mates for you from yourselves that you may find rest in them, and He put between you love and compassion; most surely there are signs in this for a people who reflect.” In this section, those rules those are necessary to be followed at the time of the proposal and marriage will be discussed.K 235 – Rule: This looking must be the last step of the investigation that both of the spouses-to-be perform.BKLMS Note: Both of the spouses-to-be, prior to this, must have performed the other necessary investigations, and the marriage is only halted due to this looking such that if they truly like each other (looks wise), then the marriage will take place.However, if they know that after looking, unintentionally, lust will come about, then it is not a problem.
GKLMS 234 – Rule: It is better that this looking is done on top of thin or see-thru clothing.
A Rather, such a look is actually Mustahab so as to prevent any problems after marriage, and it is not necessary to seek the permission of the woman.
B According to Ihtiyat Wajib, the man can only look at the woman’s face and hands, and that too in the amount that will determine her beauty or ugliness.
M 228 – Rule: It is Mustahab that the expenditures for the wedding, party and the dowry be a minimum amount.
KGLM Research about either one of the spouses-to-be takes place either in a direct or an indirect way.
AGKLMST 230 – Rule: It is not a problem to investigate about the defects of either one of the spouses-to-be or their families, if it is related to the marriage, and it does not have the same rule as that type of investigating that is forbidden.