His Family Want Him To Marry A Girl Who Is Not Religious And They Say That She Will Change In Time
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years old and have been looking for a wife for past
two years....there are not many muslim girls in my
country...My parents would like for me to marry one of
the musim girls here ....hiwever she does not pray
much nor wear niqab. they said that inshallah shell
change when she comes into our environment.My problem
is that there are not many choices in my country only
1500 muslims here. Do u recmmend that i marry this
Praise be to Allaah.
(Peace And Blessings Of Allaah Be Upon Him) commanded
the one who wants to get married to look for a
religious woman. He (Peace And Blessings Of Allaah Be
Upon Him) said: "A woman may be married for four
things: her wealth, her lineage, her beauty or her
religious commitment. Look for the one who is
religious, may your hands be rubbed with dust (i.e.,
may you prosper)."
A wife is a life-long companion, and she will take
care of his household and all his affairs. She will be
the one to bring up and teach his children. Religious
commitment is the thing that makes a woman chaste and
keeps her away from bad things. So you must choose a
wife from among those women who are
religiously-committed and fear Allaah.
What I think you should do is to strive to influence
her and make da'wah to her through your family or some
of your mahrams so that she will improve and adhere to
the straight path. If she adheres to the straight path
and improves, then marry her.
Otherwise, I think that you should look for someone
else, for you have no guarantee that you will be able
to influence her; she may not respond, or you may be
influenced by her, for no matter how much faith and
taqwa (piety) a person may have, he is still human and
is still subject to change or influence.
Shaykh Muhammad al-Duwaysh.