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Q: If a boy and girl get married with two witnesses, is it valid by him asking and she agreeing to the marriage? Also what is the ruling on marrying a girl older than you by a few years?

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A: On account of the many complications that go about in marriages today we insist that the marriage must be conducted with the consent of the parents.

It is permissible.

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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