Accepting the proposal of a boy who is already engaged

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Q: A boy wants to marry me and he is already engaged. He proposed to me even before his engagement, but there were problems from my side so I responded with a NO. Now he is not happy with his engagement and is having understanding issues with his fiance and wants to get engaged to me. He has good character and is really interested and now I feel the same. He wants to break his engagement in a proper way without degrading his fiance or her family. I want to ask if it is Ok for me to accept the proposal and let him do what he wants or will it be a injustice to that girl? 


A: You can accept his proposal.

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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