Father getting his non-baaligh daughter married

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Q: From what I have read on the internet, a father can force his daughter, if she is prepubescent, to marry someone against her consent so long as it serves a clear interest for her. This deeply disturbs me. Just because it serves an interest for her, this absolutely does not mean that she will want to be married of if she is ready for it. If she is forced to be married to someone she never wanted to be married to, then she will forever live her life being extremely depressed, resentful, and ungrateful regardless of serving an interest. This is common sense. Is there any way she can get out of a marriage she never wanted to be in?


A: Her guardian or father who is understanding will not simply get his daughter married to someone who he understands she will not be comfortable with.

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


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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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