Choosing a spouse

Q: I am 28 year old. I have been fairly successful in my career and I have never been married. I am very well groomed and have chosen to remain pure out of the fear for Allah Ta’ala. I will prefer to marry a muslim women with similar traits in compliant with Shariah. I am well versed in the Qur’an. Should I find a women around here and just marry her or will it be permissible for me to ask a Mufti to refer good muslim women for me to choose from, as I want to do it according Shariah strictly. 


A: In choosing a life partner, the Hadith teaches us that apart from compatibility we should choose a spouse that is pious and righteous. We make dua that Allah Ta’ala bless you with a pious spouse.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن أبيه عن أبي هريرة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه و سلم قال تنكح النساء لأربع لمالها ولحسبها ولجمالها ولدينها . فاظفر بذات الدين تربت يداك ( ابن ماجة # 1858)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)