Consulting one’s parents with regards to nikaah

Q: My family want me to get married and there is a guy that I want to get married to and he wants to marry me. However , I am Indian and he is Bengali and I know in Islam parents are not allowed to say no based on culture. He told his family about me and his mum didn’t accept because she is afraid we would not work out. I prayed Salaatul Istikharah and I was wondering if I should tell my family about him. Or by his mum saying no to me is that my answer and just move on?


A: Speak to your parents. Don’t do anything without speaking to them.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)