Delaying nikah

Fatwa ID: 02471

Answered by: Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali

Question:

I didn’t know my know my marriage delay without any reason, proposal archives but we can’t come to any point, I’m worried please tell me I’m very thank full to you

Answer

بسم الله الرحمن الرحي

Abu Saeed al-Khudri and Abdullah ibn Abbas raḥimahullāh (may Allāh have mercy upon him) relate that the Prophet ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said. “Whoever is blessed by the Lord with children should give them good names, and good training and teach them good manners, and arrange for their marriage when they arrive at puberty (if he does not pay due heed to it), and fails to get them married, on reaching the marriageable age, (due to negligence) and they take to ways that are forbidden, the father will be held accountable for it.” (Mishakaat al-Masaabih pg: 271)

From the above mentioned Hadeeth it is clear that one should not delay the Nikah and  it’s the duty of the parents for the marriage of their children once they reached puberty. If there is fear of indulgence in sins then the Nikah should be done immediately otherwise a suitable time convenient to all parties may be chosen in the near future without too much delay.

Only Allah knows best.

Written by Moulana Muhammad Imad Ali

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

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