Q: A girl liked a guy. The guy’s parents contacted girl’s parents several times for marriage but girl’s parents always refused thinking it as an inappropriate match due to lack of guy’s religious commitment and financial stability .The girl left home and did nikah in absence of any of her wali. Now the guy’s parents are inviting girl’s parents on Walima ceremony. What should girl’s parents do? Their daughter disobeyed them and embarrassed them in front of the society. What are the ‘sila rehmi’ requirements here for parents?
A: I suggest that they should cut their losses short and accept the waleemah and accept their daughter as well. Maybe in time she will reconsider her stance and bring some deeni stability in her life.
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)