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

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam
Question: Assalamualikum.
My parents are searching rishta for me, we like a family but the problem is that we belong to sheikh family and they belong to Ansari.
We like the family but the only problem is their caste and my mother is not at all ready for this alliance. Please help.
Real problem: Should the decision for marriage  be taken only on somebody’s caste?
Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah,
I pray this reaches you in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah.
No, decisions should not simply be made on castes.
Though it could be argued that there are issues of compatibility in this, it is not the be all end all of marriage decisions. What is of greater importance and relevance is whether the spouses share the same outlook ​on life ​and are compatible in terms of people.
Please see: Do I Have to Marry Someone Within My Caste to Please My Family?
And Allah alone gives success.
Tabraze Azam
Checked & Approved by Faraz Rabbani