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Marrying someone that one’s parents are not pleased with

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Q: When I was ignorant about Islam I fell in love with a girl. When I went on the path of Islam I realised my mistake and eventually told her that this is haram. She didnt understand so I left her and made dua to Allah in every prayer to give her hidayat just like He showed me the path, nothing more. Allah miraculously changed her heart in a month and made her curious about Islam. She finally asked one day to know more about Islam on the phone. I sent her Islamic books to read. She became a good Muslim in a short time. She never misses any farz and also gives time with fellow Muslim women in reading hadith to them. I promised her to do nikah with her after asking my parents. But my parents are against it. They are too much depressed in losing dignity in society. My mother even cries for my choice. I told them I would never do nikah without their permission ever in life. But I am emotionally helpless, what should I do? 


A: If your parents and elders are not happy with the girl’s deen, character and mannerism etc. then do not marry to her.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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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