Explaining to one’s parents that one needs to get married

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Q: I have this amazing opportunity to marry a Muslimah with whose deen and understanding, I am satisfied. However, there are two things which have turned this into a challenging task. 1. In sha’Allah this would be her second marriage 2. She’s older than me by 2 years. How do I go about convincing my parents to move ahead with this proposal?


A: If you have a genuine need explain to them that you have a genuine need.

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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