Reader on Parents Rejecting Suitors for Marriage

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Allah’s Messenger (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

“When someone whose religion and character you are pleased with
proposes to (someone under the care) of one of you, then marry to him.
If you do not do so, then there will be turmoil (Fitnah) in the land
and abounding discord (Fasad).”


About the General Approach to Marriage and Involving Parents

Is It Valid to Marry in Secret?

How Should I Approach Getting Married?

Can We Get Married Without Involving Our Parents?

Can I Marry Without My Parents’ Consent?

Can I Marry Without the Consent of My Parents?

Can I Marry Without My Parents’ Consent and Knowledge?

I Get Nervous Every Time My Mother Tells Me That Someone Is Interested in Marrying Me. What Do I Do?

General Rejection

Is It Permissible To Marry Someone That Your Parents Have Refused?

What Can I Do to Marry a Woman When Our Parents Are Strongly Against It?

Should I Move on from Marrying a Girl My Family Does Not Approve on, or Do I Keep Hoping in Allah?

Can A Father Refuse To Meet A Suitor For His Daughter?

What to Do If My Father Disagrees with My Choice for Marriage?

My Father Will Disown Me If I Marry the Man I Choose. What Do I Do?

Why Did My Parents Reject My Potential Suitor?

Obeying Parents in Matters of Marriage

My Mother Rejects Suitors Even Before I Meet Them. What Do I Do?

My Adopted Parents Keep Rejecting My Marriage Proposals. Can I Go Ahead Without Their Permission?

Marriage & Obedience to Parents

Parents’ Interference in Marriage

How Can I Help My Divorced Sister Who Got a Proposal My Father Refuses?

Rejection Due to Ethnicity or Culture

Parents Rejecting The Man I Love Due To Ethnicity

How Can I Convince My Parents To Meet My Suitor of a Different Culture?

Should I Marry Someone from Outside of My Culture?

Must I Obey My Parents if They Refuse a Suitor From a Different Culture?

Are There Any Legal Leeways to Get Over the Refusal of a Guardian Regarding an Interracial Marriage?

What to Do When My Parents Reject My Choice of Spouse Because of Cultural Reasons?

How Can I Convince My Parents to Accept My Desired Spouse From a “lower caste?”

Do I Have to Marry Someone Within My Caste to Please My Family?

Should the Decision for Marriage Be Taken Only Considering Somebody’s Caste?

Would it Be Wrong To Avoid Interracial Marriages For Cultural Considerations?

What Should I Do About Stubborn Parents Who Refuse My Potential Suitor?

Parents Don’t Approve of Marriage Despite My Conversion

Marriage & Dealing With Parents

Will Allah Accept the Duas of My Mother Who Is Praying against My Suitor?

How Can I Convince My Parents to Let Me Marry a Convert That They Don’t Know Well?

How Can I Convince My Parents to Accept a Suitor Who Is Estranged from His Father?

Rejection Due to Financial Reasons

How Can I Get My Parents to Accept a Suitor Who Is Not Rich?

What Can I Do if My Parents Do Not Accept the Person I Want to Marry?

I Want to Marry Someone Despite My Family’s Opposition. Should I Move On?

How Do I Convince My Father to Let Me Marry My Cousin?

How Can I Explain to My Mom That I Am Ready for Marriage Now?

Rejection Due to Spiritual Reasons

Should My Father Meet My Suitor Despite a Worrying Istikhara Prayer?

Rejection Due to Age

What Should I Do to Marry a Man Older Than Me Despite Reluctant Parents?

What Do I Do When My Parents Reject the Woman I Want to Marry Because She Is Older and a Convert?

Rejection Due to Polygamy

My Parents Refuse My Choice of Spouse Because He Is Married. What Do I Do?

Rejection Due to Personal Reasons

How to Convince Parents of Our Marriage?

Spiritual Means

A Dua to Make Someone My Spouse

Is There a Specific Supplication to Make My Parents Accept My Suitor?

Course Suggestions

40 Hadiths on Successful Marriage: Key Teachings of the Prophet on Beautiful, Loving, Caring Married Life

Marriage in Islam: Practical Guidance for Successful Marriage

Keys to Successful Muslim Marriages: Practical lessons that explain the Prophetic Spirit of Marriage

Excellence with Parents: How to Fulfill the Rights of Your Parents.

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