Being interested in a boy

Q: I am a 20 year old girl who is interested in this one boy and I really want to be with him but we can’t because we have not made nikaah. His parents want us to make nikaah so it is halaal and we won’t be commiting sin, but my parents don’t want us to make nikkah as they think I am too young. My question is, am I allowed to make nikaah without my parents knowledge, rather than commit a sin and be in a haraam relationship? Please advise me on what I should do as my parents do not let me make my own decisions and I feel Islamically that I should make nikaah.


A: If your parents are happy with the boy and they feel that he is the right person for you and you also feel that you will also be able to manage the duties of nikaah then it is permissible to make nikaah.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)