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I Feel Pressured to Get Married

I Feel Pressured to Get Married

In this counseling answer: • Do not worry too much about it all. Your time will come too, and I am sure your brother will take responsibility for your wedding too. • Do not feel pressurized to get married to somebody you don’t want to marry. You are the one who will live with that person, …

Mom Forces Me to Marry Instead of Going to College

Mom Forces Me to Marry Instead of Going to College

In this counseling answer: • Please, seek help by calling the child abuse hotline or the suicide hotline in your area.  They will definitely be able to help you! Please, do not hesitate. • It might be a good idea to take some time away to assess your options without your parents on your back …

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

In this counseling answer: • You can reject the proposal if your heart is not convinced about marrying that particular guy. • Wealth and a good status is not everything to look for in a marriage. Knowing the potential spouse’s personality, likes and dislikes are also quite important. • Be sure to set appropriate boundaries with …

She Forced Me to Marry Her as My Second Wife

She Forced Me to Marry Her as My Second Wife

In this counseling answer: • The first step you must take is to sincerely turn to Allah and beg Him for His Forgiveness, His Mercy, and His Help in overcoming this huge challenge in your life. • Counseling is most definitely a necessary step to take. • I recommend that you look into books, articles, …

Married Under Parent's Pressure, But Now Wants Divorce

In this counseling answer: • Be a little more patient, try to find the good in your husband and realize that it has only been 4 months. •Focus on your new husband by getting to know him, spending time with him, bonding, getting closer, enjoying each others company as well as bonding as a family …

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

In this counseling answer: • If you are not attracted to him and prefer someone else, then this may make it difficult to develop relations between the two of you. • If you choose to decline the existing proposal, be sure to be kind in doing so since arrangements have already been made. • Make …

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

In this counseling answer: “If your parents are calling you do something wrong, you have to respectfully decline and make your own choice, which you did. Yes, we have to be good to our parents, but the line sometimes needs to be drawn when it becomes oppressive and/or abusive and one’s God-given rights are taken away.” …

She was Forced to Marry; I'm Still Waiting for Her

She was Forced to Marry; I'm Still Waiting for Her

In this counseling answer: “Whilst forced marriage is unacceptable in Islam, she is still legally married and, therefore, currently impermissible for you. Even if she can divorce, you will then need to wait the period of ‘iddah before you can ask for her hand in marriage.” Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh dear brother, This is …

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

In this counseling answer: “My advice is to honor the cultural customs so long as they do not infringe on the clear Islamic guidelines I have mentioned above. In case that happens, you must be open and communicate your needs to your family. You need to remind them and present to them the Islamic evidence for …

He Dreams to Marry Me; I Don’t

He Dreams to Marry Me; I Don’t

In this counseling answer: • If you want him to move on, then to continue to pray and make du’aa’ for the situation. • Cut all contact with him. Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa barakatuh sister Firstly, well done for walking away from haram. May Allah reward your good intentions. The best thing you can do …



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