Boy marrying a girl that is older than him

Q: I'm in love with a girl who is 7 years older than me and she love me as much as I do. We both want to get married and start a life. So to ask her hand for marriage there is one thing I want to know, is it permissible to marry someone older than you like with 7 years age gap? And we both meet each other everyday as she is my teacher and I'm her student, she teaches me. So is it okay?

A: Yes.

Immediately report this to your parents. This is totally unacceptable.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)