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Enjoying life before getting married

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Q: I hear someone saying: “A girl should first enjoy her youth, then she marries somebody (when she reaches her 23-25 years old) because once married, there are  responsibilities.” What would you answer to this?


A: Responsibilities commence from the age of puberty and generally the age of puberty commences from 11 or 12 for a girl. With age responsibilities will just go on increasing. Hence, there is no point to delay the marriage till the age of 23. Experience shows that most women who married at a younger age enjoyed more successful marriages than those who married later.


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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