Father Preventing His Son From Marrying Because He Needs His Help To Take Care Of Siblings

Islamic Rulings - Living Shariah Verdicts

Islamic Questions & Answers

Does a father have any right to prevent his son from getting married on the grounds that he needs his help in providing for his brothers and sisters?

Praise be to Allaah.

If the son will commit haraam acts if he does not get married, then the father has no right to prevent him from getting married for the reason stated in the question. Allaah is the Provider and those brothers and sisters are part of His creation; He will never forsake them. Allaah has promised to help the one who gets married in order to keep himself chaste. He says (interpretation of the meaning):

"And marry those among you who are single (i.e. a man who has no wife and a woman who has no husband) and (also marry) the saalihoon (pious, fit and capable ones) of your (male) slaves and maid-servants (female slaves). If they be poor, Allaah will enrich them out of His Bounty. And Allaah is All-Sufficient for His creatures' needs, All-Knowing (about the state of the people)."
[al-Noor 24:32]

The Messenger of Allaah said: "There are three to whom Allaah's help is due: the mujaahid who goes out to fight for the sake of Allaah; the slaves who makes a contract with his master to pay installments towards his freedom; and the one who gets married because he wants to remain chaste." (al-Tirmidhi, no. 1566. Abu 'Eesaa said: this is a hasan hadeeth. See also Saheeh al-Jaami', no. 3050).

But if the son is able to be patient and give himself up to working and helping his father to provide for his brothers and sisters, then he will be rewarded, for Allaah never allows the reward of those who do good to be lost.

And Allaah knows best.

Ruling On Marrying One's Daughter To An AIDS Patient

Is it permissible to marry one's daughter to an AIDS patient?

Praise be to Allaah.

He should not marry his daughter to him unless he has explained his situation and said, "I have such and such a disease." Then if they agree to that, then that is fine, otherwise the marriage should not proceed, because if he conceals the matter from them he may have cheated them and deceived them, and the woman may pass the disease to her husband, or the husband may pass it to his wife, and to their children after that. But if she accepts you and agrees, and accepts the will and decree of Allaah, then that is OK

Sheikh Muhammed Salih Al-Munajjid



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