Marriage and destiny

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Q: I have a question that confuses me often. I have read in the Islamic books that women is created from the left rib of the men and therefore matches are made before a person comes to this world. This means that each man and woman on earth has a match. Then what about the man who never gets married or women who never gets married when they have their match in the world. And if a person does not get married, what about his/her destined match? Does his match also does not get married? And those who pass away as a bachelor, does his women never gets married, as a person only gets married to those with whom they are destined to be with.


A: When they were not destined to marry then they will not marry.

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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