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Dealing with Doubt and Fear in a Potential Marriage: My Story

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Q: I do not know what to do. There was a boy and we were interested in marriage to each other. He was willing to speak to my father and planning on getting married soon insha Allah. Due to a certain fear, and doubt I have put in his mind he is now not willing to go ahead. I am shattered as its the first time I have been through this. We are really interested in one another and I would still like to marry him. With regards to our istikhara, we have both read at the same time, though with different results. He is a bit stubborn too. What do I do in this situation?


A: Don’t pay attention to these thoughts. All types of premarital relationships are haraam. Let your parents decide who is best for you.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.