Will I Be Disobeying My Parents If I Turn Down a Marriage Proposal?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My parents suggested a girl to me for marriage who happens to be my second cousin whom I haven’t been in contact since childhood, so I practically know nothing about her. They want me to agree to the marriage without meeting/seeing her, which to me seems impractical. […]

What Is the Process for Delivering a Proposal For Someone’s Hand In Marriage?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, What is the process for delivering a proposal to a family? If the girl is an illegitimate child and estranged from her father, can the proposal be given to someone else? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam May Allah reward you for your question. The proposal process is not […]

Can I Remove My Face Veil in Front of a Prospective Spouse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalamu alaykum. I wear a face veil (niqaab). I have a second meeting with a potential for marriage. Am I allowed to reveal my face for the second time? JazakAllahu khayr. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Yes, you should remove your face veil if the prospective spouse is […]

What Should I Say When I Am Asked About Someone’s Past When It Comes to a Marriage Proposal?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum I had a marriage proposal from a bride who I really liked but unfortunately someone from my family went to the bride’s family and said things about my past which were really bad. So they backed up. I am very sad about this. If someone asks me […]

Can I Perform the Istikhara Prayer About a Matter Regarding Which I Have Already Performed It?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: Assalam alaykum, A few years ago I performed the Istikhara prayer for a marriage proposal. Before praying I made a promise to Allah, that I will do whatever the result was. After the prayer my heart turned away from the proposal. So I kept my promise. Now, due to […]

Is It Permissible to Propose to a Sister Who Has Already Been Proposed to By Another Brother?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I just had a question regarding marriage proposals… if a brother approaches a sister and proposes to her while the two are alone without any mahrams present, is the proposal valid? Also, if the proposal is valid, does another brother still have the right to pursue interest in that […]

Marrying a Potential Convert: Supplication, the Prayer of Guidance, and Following Allah’s Guidance

Answered by Ustadha Sulma Badrudduja Question: I was working with a Catholic man and he has expressed an interest in becoming a Muslim, and wanting to marry me. He used to go to the mosque and was very close to becoming Muslim but his strict Catholic family didnt allow him to. Even when he said […]

Marriage & Obedience to Parents

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari Abdul-Razacq Question: [1] If one’s parents have two children. They have allowed the son to marry and migrate and the girl receive offer to marriage inclusive with migration. Is the girl allowed to accept this offer, in view that if she does leave, no one will be able to be […]

Can One Consider Two Marriage Proposals At Once?

Answered by Faraz Rabbani Question: Is it permissible (or disliked) for someone to talk to two marriage prospects at the same time while knowing one’s interaction limits and just asking marriage-specific questions? Answer: Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you in the best of health and spirits. Yes, though discretion is obviously needed, so that ill-feeling doesn’t result, nor harmed relations. The Prophet (Allah bless him and give him peace) prohibited for […]