Can a non Aalim marry an Aalima?

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Assalamu alaikum,

Can a ordinary muslim marry an aalimah? What are its pro’s and Con’s.


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is permissible for an ordinary person to marry an Aalima. An Aalima   who values her knowledge and practices on her knowledge will be able to guide her husband and draw her husband close to Allah through the knowledge [ilm] she acquired.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Ridwaan Ibn Khalid Esmail [Kasak]

Student Darul Iftaa

Katete, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Ebrahim Desai from South Africa.

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