Marriage problems

Q: I want to ask you my condition related to Quran and Ahadith. Two years earlier my parents engaged me to guy who was morally, family wise, and Islamicly a noble person. But the only reason I couldn’t get married to him is because of my parents ego.  A stamp paper of a plot in a very expensive area. Which a middle class person can’t afford. They have agreed to write it in my mehr and would buy it for me later on along with 5o tola gold and 5 lac rupees. But my parents didn’t agree. Everyone in the world questions me about my marriage but I am ashamed to answer as I have nothing to say plus I don’t want my parents repo to be spoilt. The guy and his family is struggling very hard for me and the guy has debts too. Don’t you think this is destroying my life? What does the Qur’an and Hadith say in this case? What should I do?


A: I suggest that you respect your parents and obey them rather than having heart aches and sorrow afterwards. It is wrong for the parents to make these types of demands.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)