Parents preventing the boy from getting married

Q: I am a 21 years old boy and I am graduating this year in June with an engineering degree. My family is well settled Alhumdulilah and we don’t have any such issues financially. I like a girl and want to marry her so to avoid any gunnah and keep things Islmaic we approached our parents for our marriage. Her parents agreed readily as they know me and like me but my parents made an objection. The girl is of good character the only objection they made is that in our Culture we get married after 25 years of age and you are four years younger and don’t earn yet. I said okay I will wait a year and get a job and start earning and get married but they making and issue because they think I am not 25 years old and because they want it to be done in their family. So what should I do now as I think I will make a good couple with her. I also did istekhara and got a positive dream for which I consulted a mufti too. Can you please guide me how to deal with my parents issues?


A: If you have the need for marriage then it is compulsory for you to make nikaah, and an act that is compulsory is not subject to any person’s approval.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)