Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam

Question: Assalam alaykum

Is it a must for my father to be there when I will marry my wife?

I have left my father in very bad terms a while ago.

Answer: Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatullah,

Yes, it is possible to have a valid marriage without parental approval, yet this is normally very problematic. In any case, I’d advise consulting with some local scholars because such situations can be sensitive.

Please also see: Obeying Parents in Matters of Marriage and: Marriage & Obedience to Parents and: When May Parents Be Disobeyed, and How?

And Allah Most High alone knows best.


[Ustadh] Tabraze Azam

Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Tabraze Azam holds a BSc in Computer Science from the University of Leicester, where he also served as the President of the Islamic Society. He memorised the entire Qur’an in his hometown of Ipswich at the tender age of sixteen, and has since studied the Islamic Sciences in traditional settings in the UK, Jordan and Turkey. He is currently pursuing advanced studies in Jordan, where he is presently based with his family.

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