Listening to one’s parents with regards to marriage

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Q: I just wanted to know if a girl is pious, has good character and is from a good home, but she is not from the same caste (surti and non surti), is it a good enough reason for my parents to not allow me to marry her?


A: To avoid confusion, trouble, and fights we will advise that you obey your parents.

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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