Does man require parents consent for marriage: ..
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I live separate from my parents. And would like to get married without consent of my parents. Is is allowed in Isalam or not. Please justify it?
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 4 Surah Nisaa verse 3: If ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly with the orphans, marry women of your choice two, or three, or four; but if ye fear that ye shall not be able to deal justly (with them), then only one.
Beloved brother in Islam, indeed Islam has given the believers the right to marry women of their choice; but Allah and His Messenger (saws) have also guided the believers to take their parents approval and consent when seeking marriage. Thus, the believers are obliged to obey and strike a balance between each and every command of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
It is not necessary for a man to take his parents consent to get married. But it would be more befitting a believer if he takes the blessings of his parents. That would be best.
If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), he can be assured of being led astray.
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