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Looking at the outward behaviour of a suitor

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Q: I heard in a bayan that Moulana Maseehullah Khan Sb (Rahmatullahi Alayh) got his daughter married to someone who outwardly didn’t look pious, not a sunnah beard, no kurta, etc. Bbut he had good akhlaaq. The boy then changed his life thereafter.

The point being mentioned was that we shouldn’t judge anyone. Good akhlaaq is most important for a prospective spouse.

1. Is this narration true? Did Moulana get his daughter married off to someone like that?

2. Please clarify if this type of thinking is incorrect.


A: We have not verified this incident. But we are required to see the outer behaviour of a person as well.

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

Answered by:

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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