Q: A boy married a older girl without the consent of his parents in the presence of two male witnesses. Now if he wishes to tell his parents about it and they ask him to divorce the girl, will that be correct? Just because they against him marrying someone older and a few people in the family have spoken ill of the girl thus making his parents believe she isn’t a good girl. Does he have to follow his parents and divorce the girl or should he remain married?
A: I feel that if he is already married then he does not need to disclose this information, and if his parents do advise him then he could make it appear as though she is younger than him.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)