To break an engagement

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In the name of Allah, the most Beneficent, the most Merciful.


An engagement is a promise between two prospective spouses or their families of marriage. One must consider that this promise is like any other promise or pledge.

Saaiduna Abu Hurayrah Radiallahu Anhu narrates that the Prophet of Allah Sallalahu Alayhi Wasallam has said:

“The signs of a hypocrite are three: when he speaks he lies, when he makes a promise he breaks it and when he is given a trust he breaches it.” (Sahih Bukhari p10 v1)

In regards to your question you should not break the engagement on this small issue. This was something minute, which exploded into a big issue. However if you think that your fiancé’s behaviour is such that he will always make small issues into big issues and if you feel that you wont be able to spend your life with him then it would be advisable to break off the engagement now rather then get married and have to suffer the pains of divorce.

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

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