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Remaining unmarried

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Q: Is it permissible in Islam to remain unmarried for a girl? I mean I am twenty two years old. I don’t want to do nikaah to anyone. I want to live my life without marriage and also being in the ibaadat of Allah Ta’ala till my last breath. According to Islam, is it permissible?

Bismillaah

A: The sunnat of the ambiyaa is marriage. You cannot be more pious than the ambiyaa.

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.

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