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Preventing one’s younger children getting married before one’s elder children

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Q. Some parents do not allow their younger daughters to get married before their elder daughters get married. Is there a basis for this in Islam?

A. There is no basis in preventing one’s younger sons/daughters getting married before one’s elder sons/daughters in Islam.

If any of one’s younger or elder children is of age and a suitable match in marriage is found, it is incorrect to delay their marriage.

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Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

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