Her Father Will Not Let Her Get Married On The Grounds That She Should Complete Her Education
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received some proposals but my father refuses them,
and justifies this by saying that I must complete my
education first. I have tried to convince them about
my wish to marry and that it will not affect my
education negatively. But my parents insist on their
opinion. Is it permissible for me to marry without
their approval? What shall I do otherwise?
Praise be to Allaah.
your father's preventing you from getting married to
someone compatible is haraam. Marriage is more
important than study, and it does not rule out study
because it is possible to do both.
In your situation it is permissible for you to contact
the sharee'ah court and tell them what has happened,
then after that the final decision is up to the court.
Shaykh Muhammad ibn 'Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy
Fataawa al-Mar'ah al-Muslimah (2/704), compiled by
Ashraf ibn 'Abd al-Maqsood.