What is the appropriate age to get married

CategoriesMarriage [658]

Fatwa ID: 01674

Answered by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah


What is the appropriate age to get married?



There is no specific age to get marry In Islam. As soon as a young man is fit, capable of providing for his wife and can fulfil her marital desires, then he will be considered fit for marriage. However, it is best and preferable that one does get married soon as possible as delaying it could lead to boys and girls getting involved in unlawful things.

The Prophet of Allah ṣallallāhu 'alayhi wa sallam (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) said, “O young men, whoever among you can afford it, let him get married, for it helps him to lower his gaze and protect his chastity. And whoever cannot do that, let him fast, for it will be a protection for him.” (Sahih Bukhari & Sahih Muslim)

Only Allah Knows Best

Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham.

About the author