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When Should I Marry?

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Why do i feel obligated to wait for marriage? I finish my PR diploma this year& I’m earning enough for myself but not to marry obligations require me to 1st have a house& stable job to sustain poverty free & happy marry life





Nabi (S.A.W.) has mentioned: “Whosoever amongst you is capable of bearing the expenditure of Nikah then he should get married…..” (Fathul Baari, Vol. 9, Page 108)

The Shari’ah has not made it obligatory upon one who wishes to marry, to be entirely prepared financially. However, we would advise you to be financially stable, as marriage gives rise to responsibilities which require one to be in a secure financial position. On the other hand, if you deem it necessary to get married and you feel that it would be extremely difficult for you to live a chaste life, then you should not delay in getting married.

Allamah Shaami (R.H.) has stated that if one is convinced that he will commit Zina if he does not get married and he possesses enough money to discharge the expenditure of Mahr (dowry) and Nafaqah (expenses of the wife), then it is Waajib for him to marry, and if does not have that amount which will suffice for the Mahr and Nafaqah, then it is Mustahab for such a person to take a loan.

(Raddul Muhtaar, Vol. 4, Page 63-64)

And Allah Ta’ala knows best

Ebrahim bin Zainul Abedeen Backus

Attested to as correct by:

Mufti Muhammad Ashraf

Darul Iftaa

Jameah Mahmoodiyah



05 May 2005

26 Rabee’ul Awwal 1426

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