Forced Marriage


Hope your in the best of health InshaAllahYa Sayadi, my friend is being forced to get married to her cousin, she with all her heart is against the marriage but parents are saying you have no choice but to marry this guy!

Please make dua for her, and please need urgent advise to what she should do.
Please  request you do istkahra for what is best for her names are [private], and the boy’s that the parents want her to marry is [private].


This question is best answered by a Ph.D. scholar in Islamic Law at an Egyptian University, Cairo:

“…Imam Bukhari has set another chapter heading within the book of marriage: ‘If parents force their daughter to marry someone against her wish then the marriage will be void.’”

Under this chapter Imam Bukhari reports a hadith of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) from Khansa Bint Hizam al-Ansariyah. She states that her father married her off to someone forcefully whom she did not like. She took her case to the Holy Prophet (PBUH) and upon listening to her the Holy Prophet (PBUH) rejected the marriage and declared the marriage as void.

For more on this go to this website.

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago
Majlis #1 Head Imam (IABNA)

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