Wants to Consider Her Marriage Haram If Her Parents Took Money from Relatives
Fatwa No: 471508


As- salaamu alaykum. My friend told her parents, that she would consider her marriage haram on herself and will not agree for marriage,if her parents took money from relatives and perform her nikaah. She wanted her parents to borrow money if needed rather than ask her relatives for help. But inspite of this her parents took money from relatives and performed her nikaah without her knowing. So is the marriage lawful according to sharia?what should she do now after knowing the truth? Kindly guide.


All perfect praise be to Allah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allah, and that Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) is His slave and Messenger.

If this marriage takes place fulfilling the conditions of a correct marriage, then it is valid, and the woman’s statement that she will consider her marriage forbidden does not affect its validity. It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to forbid anything to her husband or anyone else (if she is not married) that Allah has permitted her to do. Whoever does that, whether married or unmarried and then marries someone she prohibited for herself must expiate by feeding ten poor people, clothing them, or freeing an enslaved person. If she cannot find to do any of them, she must fast for three days because that is like an oath.

Allah knows best.

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