Refusing Parent’s Choice in Marriage

What is the solution when children want to marry their choice but parents are against it due to lack of character and Deen or the children refuse to marry parent's choice who is good in character, well settled and is on Deen?

The guardian’s permission is needed in a marriage. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“There is no marriage except with a guardian.” [1]

However, the parents are not supposed to force their children to get married. The Prophet (ﷺ) said:

“The virgin should not be given in marriage until her permission has been sought.” [2]

If the parents are against the proposal of a pious person, the way forward is dialogue to reach common ground. This may also involve the other members of the family or the community elders.


[1] [Aboo Dawood, 2085]

[2] [Sahih al-Bukhaari, 6968]

< Back to Questions
If you liked the article, do leave a comment down below