Premarital relationships

Q: I am 28 years old. I am divorced. My blood relative is 25 years old. We are in love and want to get married. My parents agree and have no issue but his parents do not get agree as they say that the girl is divorced and elder otherwise they have no other issue. We really want to get married and unable to accept anyone else in this relationship. We both are mature and independent. Please tell me that what should we do. We are completely aware of the responsibilities of this marriage. Please help me in this matter.


A: Premarital relationship is haraam and forbidden. This is a great wrong you have engaged in. Make taubah for this and thereafter both of you should conform to the wishes of your elders. If his elders are unhappy then just call this off.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)