Remaining unmarried

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Q: A woman was once involved in many sexual sins like masturbation and pornography. But she understood the severity of these sins and left those sins and repented. Now she really doesnot fear to fall in those sins. If she doesnot get married ever will she be sinning.? She really doesnot want to get married ever. She will take necessary steps to stay away from haram. Will it be permissible for her to stay unmarried forever?


A: As a matter of precaution if she finds a suitable partner she should 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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