Told by Parents to Cut Ties with Brother

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil gives a detailed answer on being asked by parents to cut ties with a brother. I have an older brother who is very dear to me (raised me and my sister very well). He is a really great guy, but recently he has “fallen in love” with a horrible woman. She […]

Parents’ Strong Refusal of Reverts

Shaykh Jamir Meah answers a question about marrying a revert who has been deemed unfit by parents. I am a 26 year-old born Muslim female who still strives to be a better Muslimah every single day and am currently interested in a revert 33 year-old brother of two-and-a-half years in Islam. We met on a […]

Having to Wait for Nikah

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat gives advice on marriage and the consent of parents. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa baraktuh. I have met a practicing man I wish to marry. We have been trying to get his parents to agree for almost nine months now and, alhamduliLlah, by the grace of Allah Most High, they have […]

Is It Valid to Marry in Secret?

Ustadh Salman Younas answers a question about the validity and rightness of wanting to marry someone without the parents’ knowledge and consent. Question: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh. I love someone and I want that relationship becomes halal. Right now I want to marry her without telling anyone just to make it halal, […]

How Do I Marry Someone My Parents May Not Approve Of?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My parents are seeking a boy for me to marry. But there’s this one boy I really like. I wish to marry him. He does the same but we know it can’t happen since my family will call it a love marriage if I give them his […]

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

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I was involved in an affair during college, but have cut off contact with her and repented as my parents are against a marriage due to the social status of her family. I still want to marry her as I cannot forget her. I am praying for that. […]

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

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I was in a relationship with a girl for a few years. I taught her more about Islam and made her religious. Recently, I told my parents about her. But they are not at all satisfied with her. I believe that Allah will help me and reply to […]

Parental Approval to Travel to Seek Knowledge

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: If one is only interested in studying Islamic Law, but one’s parents would rather the child get a degree first, how should a child deal with this situation?   Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful. Walaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh This returns to the rulings of […]