Answers to your questions about dating marriage and family
Parents should always be respected but you should only marry someone of your own free choice. Her parents can make recommendations, but the final decision should be hers.
Forced marriages are however forbidden for both women and men.
Islam teaches that when an individual reaches the age of marriage then one should not delay getting married if they have the means to do so.
The Blessed Messenger Muhammad (pbuh) said that a man marries a woman for four reasons: for her wealth, for her beauty, for her family status and for her religion.
The Islamic way of finding a partner ensures that the female is always protected and given security, and so she is not taken advantage of.
Answered by: Shaykh Haytham Tamim Back to top Q Can women refuse offers of marriage against the wishes of her parents? They should definitely advise as they will have more experience but they can’t force their children into marriage. This is one of the conditions of marriage - without the consent or permission of the bride and bridegroom there can be no marriage. Musharraf Hussain A traditional arranged marriage will be proposed by the parents but the woman should have freely given her consent before the marriage can go ahead.
This concept is encouraged and supported by many verses and by the Sunnah.In this one-day intensive Ecofarm Pre Conference workshop, you’ll learn how to produce value-added foods from value-added food businesses; get a clear update on the laws which apply to value-added food production in California and the US, including Cottage Foods; become acquainted with the language of the value-added foods business; and get a thorough introduction to the roles of retailers, distributors and brokers.You’ll also hear about the challenges and successes of three producers who are marketing organic, value-added products.Dating, however, with no intention of marriage is frowned upon within Islam because this might lead to promiscuity. Usama Hasan I think the important point in all of this is that you've got to do your homework before launching into it.It is important to get to know the other side thoroughly and this is where I think the arranged marriage is quite good, where your parents and family get involved.