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

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 finally started to come to terms with it and his mother has called my mom. Their only concern is […]

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 obedience […]