Marrying a new Muslim girl without the consent of her parents

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Q: I am a muslim guy and I want to marry a girl. She is also a born muslim but her father is not muslim and her mother is also a muslim. So I want to marry her but we dont want to tell her parents about the nikah and will tell them later. Please advise me. Should i marry her withot her parents consent? Is it right and after nikah we have decided that the girl will live with their parents until we tell them about our nikaah.


A: The nikaah will be valid.

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


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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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