Delaying the nikaah

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Q: I am a 26 year old girl. I got a proposal last year and it’s already been a year. He and his family are assuring us that once he gets a job and settles, then only will we proceed further. My parents are very worried about me. I dont want to be the reason of my parents sadness. Actually the main problem is that he is from South and I am from North. In South marriage, there willbe a grand show off and all that but currently he is jobless. My parents still agreed and are ready but he is stuck on one thing that he needs a job. We must just wait 8 more months. I just want a halal relationship. One more thing I would like to ask is that we did a register marriage in January 2017, just to avoid wrong deeds but now I am feeling that without Allah’s blessing how can we be happy. So I am insisting to get marry according Islamic shariya but he says that he can’t do it now and he needs time. Please suggest what to do because I am completely lost. I really dont know what to do. 


A: If both families are happy with the nikah, then the nikah should not be delayed.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)