Girl marrying against the will of her parents

Q: I love someone who is a pious and faithful man, but my father rejected his proposal based on his family status and caste. My father fixed my marriage with someone else. I am an educated girl and a doctor by profession. I resist a lot but no one can understand it. I have no feelings for the other person. What should I do? My parents dont't listen when I tell them that I don't like this person.

Is it permissible to make nikaah against my parents will as my age is 25?

A: Of greater merit than the profession is the obedience to your parents. Your profession is just a material thing so that you can earn better. It does not make you a better person or a more intelligent or understanding person. It only teaches you how to earn more money and treat certain illnesses. What you should be learning is correct, true and pure values and that can be only learnt from Islam because these are values that are coming from Allah Ta`ala. They will be absolutely pure, unadulterated and accepted in the presence of Allah Ta`ala. The medicine you have learnt is all man-made, most of the things are prepared by atheists, satanists and people who do not have the right values, and you can become a victim to their style of thinking and to their values.

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

عن عائشة أن رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: أيما امرأة نكحت بغير إذن وليها فنكاحها باطل فنكاحها باطل فنكاحها باطل (سنن الترمذي ، الرقم:1102 ، و قال هذا حديث حسن)

عن أبي سعيد الخدري عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: إن الدنيا حلوة خضرة وإن الله مستخلفكم فيها فينظر كيف تعملون فاتقوا الدنيا واتقوا النساء، فإن أول فتنة بني إسرائيل كانت في النساء (صحيح مسلم الرقم: 99)

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)