My Q is i want to marry but my fiance is 5 years elder then me so can u tell me is it possible to marry
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Asaalm Alaikum My Q is i want to marry but my fiance is 5 years elder then me so can u tell me is it possible to marry
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marry elder woman
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Provided all the other legal conditions of marriage are fulfilled (the prospective bride is a non-mehram, proposal and acceptance, determination of the mehr amount, presence of at least two witnesses, and the consent of the guardian of the bride), it is absolutely permissible in Islam for a man to marry a woman who is elder to him.
The biggest evidence of the permissibility of a believer marrying an elder woman in Islam is the marriage itself of the Noble Prophet (saws) to his most beloved and first wife, Hadrat Khadijah (r.a.). At the time of their marriage, the Prophet (saws) was 25 years of age and Hadrat Khadijah (r.a.) was 40!
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