Obeying one’s parents in matters of nikaah

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Q: I come from a Gujrati speaking family. I wish to marry a Urdu boy. This displeases my parents as they only want a Gujrati boy for me. There only reason being that he is Urdu. He is of good character and Islamic values. Would it be right for me to go against there wishes and marry this boy?


A: Listen to what your parents have to say as they have more experience in these matters. Further, any contact with ghayr mahrams and strange men is not permissible.

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


Answered by:

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.

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