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Is it haaram for a mehram to prevent their child from marrying for their own desire?

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I am asking this question on behalf of my sister, although I would like to know the answer myself.
My sister and this guy want to marry eachother. My family accepts this and so does some of his family. Except his mother. She doesn't want her son to marry my sister because some people on her side of the family do not like my family. Is this excusable? Or is his mother blocking the path of Allah? Both my sister and the guy she loves are very upset and disagree with this. But he doesn't want to go against his mothers wishes as he knows it is haraam.
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Sister obedience to ones parents is paramount. Though the man does not need his parents approval to get married, he should strive to keep them happy and agreeable. A marriage in Islam is never between two individuals but it is between two families. If everyone is happy then the bride can expect a warm welcome in her new family. She will need the cooperation of all concerned to make her life fruitful.

The best course of action should be to convince the mother and make her see the fact that the two love each other. Whatever is her bone of objection should be addressed so that she can willingly make an effort to make the bride's entry into her new home very welcome.

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