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Should I marry the widow I like or follow my parents’ wishes?

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I am studying in Msc(computer science)in Hyderabad. I want to ask a question regarding the nikah with the widow. Iam studying in co education.four months back I met a girl in my class she is a widow and she used to share everything with me.After two months i proposed her for marriage(being iam unmarried) . I try to convience to my parents regarding this matter.My mummy is objecting this marriage. From her side everything is left to her by her parents. She is good and well cultured. Now i ask a question. Whether i go with my parents or should i marry the girl which i like. Because according to islam we can marry the widow. but one day the girl told me that I would get good matches than her. Now iam in dialemma what shall i do now. Please help me.


(Fatwa: 842/722B)

When you are in trouble from both the sides, then you should obey your parents as none can be as kind and well-wisher of you as your parents.

Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

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