Fatwa ID: 04591
Answered by: Maulana Tahsin Alam
Assalamu Alaikum, is it Halal for a Muslim man and woman to marry each other without the permission of their parents? For example, a man and woman decided to marry each other and fulfill their sexual needs, but they kept their marriage hidden while their parents don't know about marriage. The main reason for hiding marriage is that they married just for their sexual needs. They will leave each other when one of them gets a chance to find a good spouse.
In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
If the man and woman are compatible according to the Shariah, then such a marriage is considered valid, yet highly disliked. The purpose of marriage is to be a lifelong contract that should not be conditional or time-based, even if the conditions were just a mutual understanding. We advise the couple to reflect on whether they would be compatible with each other and keep the marriage known to the public or part ways gracefully.
Only Allah SWT alone knows best.
Answered by Maulana Tahsin Alam
Checked and approved Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah
Darul Ifta Birmingham
الحديث"أعلنوا هذا النكاح"
Ibn Abideen, RadulMuhtaar Ala Ad-DurilMukhtaar (Karachi: H.M Saeed) volume 3 pg. 57.