Q: I am in great dilemma and I want to seek a proper advice in the light of Islam and hadeeths from you. My question is I am in love with a women whom I consider good in her religion character and conduct who actually is my fathers sisters daughters daughter however the problem is my father is not in good terms with the rest of the family and the relationships between his siblings have worsened over the years and because of relationships going bad he is reluctant in getting me married to her we have been in a relationship and agreed to not to come in any forms of contact until we legalise this relationship the Islamic way and in accordance to the sunnah. I want to convince my parents for this relationship as I consider and rely upon Allah that this relationship holds the capability of being advantageous to Islam. I request you to kindly advise me on this as to how to convince my parents and correct me if my approach is wrong.
A: I suggest that you speak to an aalim or a pious reputable person to advise your father.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)