Entertaining thoughts of a strange man

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Q: I have a question concerning marriage. I’m a 21 year old female and I’ve recently met someone at a friends wedding. My parents don’t want me to get married yet as I’m studying towards a degree, so I haven’t told them about my interest, the man i’ve met also doesn’t know about my interest. I refuse to get into a relationship with him as I’m aware its haraam. I am however extremely impressed with his character and feel that he would make a great spouse. My question is, Is it possible to make dua to marry this specific person? And if so what should i read?


A: If you feel that he is a nice person then marry him without delay. To entertain these types of thoughts of a stranger is not permissible.

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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