Going to see a girl for marriage knowing that one will not marry her

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Q: Is it permissible to go and see a girl for marriage purposes because one’s family strongly recommend her. However in my own heart I know that I will not marry this person. Can one go to see her just to please the family?


A: If you are not clear and there is a possibility of you becoming interested in marring the person your parents want you to see, then you may go to see her. However, if you are sure that you do not want to marry her, then explain to your parents that you are not interested and therefore there is no point in going to see 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, 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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