Q: I have been engaged for over two years now and this December we were going to get married and then he lost his job so he cancelled everything. I want to know if we can make nikaah and I still live at my parents home until he finds a job? I have been very patient in those two years and now I’m tired. I don’t mind if he does not take care of me financially, I just feel nikah is the right way I cannot keep on waiting. I explained that he doesn’t have to support me until he gets a job and I’m comfortable with it and its not right considering that he comes to visit me all the time.
A: Yes. It is permissible.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)