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Is it permissable to have engagements if it is held within the context of the shariah?

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If by engagement, confirmation to marry is meant, that is in order.

However, the general concept of engagement which resembles a mini-marriage has no basis in Islam. Such a custom is against the spirit of simplicity in Islam.

and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai

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