Knowing more about the suitor before the engagement‏   Leave a comment


(Part No. 18; Page No. 64) Eighth question of Fatwa no. 18452 Question 8:

 how can I be sure that the person proposing to me is committed to applying Allah’s Shari`ah (law) in his personal behavior and conduct with others bearing in mind that nowadays there are many people pretending to be so?

Answer: It is Wajib (obligatory) on the Waliy (a legally accountable person acting for a woman seeking marriage) to make inquiries about whomever makes such a proposal. If the Waliy is satisfied with the Din (religion) and characteristics of the concerned person, he is to accept his marriage proposal; otherwise, he should not accept it. There are many easy ways of knowing the qualities of the person proposing such as asking his relatives and colleagues about him and examining his personality. Haste should be avoided regarding such a matter. May Allah grant us success! May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions!

Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’ Chairman: `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz Deputy Chairman: `Abdul-`Aziz Al Al-Shaykh Member:`Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan Member: Salih Al-Fawzan Member: Bakr Abu Zayd

Posted July 11, 2011 by thesunnahway in Marriage

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