Girl looking for her own suitor

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: If the parents don’t allow their child to marry on his own will; should the child also deny their choice of spouse?


A: Generally parents have more experience and understanding in the matters of nikaah compared to children and hence through them deciding there will be less chances of problems occurring later on. In the case of a girl, it is shameful and against the Sunnah for her to look for her own suitor and get married without the consent of her parents or guardians.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, 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.

Find more answers indexed from:
Read more answers with similar topics: