Marriage Dilemma
  • Question:

    I want to ask u that what if a girl wants to marry a pious and religious man she knows. But her family wants her to marry a man who is not religious? What should be done in this case?

    Does Islam allows to marry on our own will to someone we know or like, even if our parents do not agree to the marriage?

    Assalamu Alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh

    Thank you for your question.

    Islam allows you to marry whomever you wish that is eligible, with the consent of your wali (guardian). You cannot be forced to marry anyone against your will. As far as if the wali is not being reasonable and turning away good people, then the Imam or a religious council should be brought in to determine whether or not he can be overruled in his judgment.
    And Allah knows best.

    Answered by Shaykh Omar Suleiman
    Hadith of the Day Imam
    Director – Islamic Learning Foundation
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