In this counseling answer:
•I would kindly suggest dear sister that if you have not already, that you repent of the poor choice you both made that has caused his parents to think ill of you (and him).
•More importantly, by repenting and making duaa for this situation you may gain a closer relationship with Allah which is the most important factor.
•The boy is the only one at this point who can convince his parents of your and his innocence, though it may be hard.
As-salamu alaykum dear sister,
Thank you for writing to us. I am really sorry to hear about what happened between you, your intended fiancee, and his parents. It sounds like everything was going really good sister until you both overstepped your permissible boundaries and got a hotel at a resort. My dear sister, now I am not going to go into why this was haram because you already know.
The issue is between you and Allah as well as your intended fiancee and Allah. However, if you look at it from his parents viewpoint-or anyone’s for that matter, how does it look? If your friend or sister told you she went to a resort with a boy she loved very much and they got a hotel room, what would you think? Would you think they were alone in a hotel room all night long, with strong feelings of love for each other and they were so strong that nothing sexual happened? That would be very miraculous don’t you think? So if you step back and look at the situation from a different perspective, you can insha’Allah understand how his parents may view it and why they feel as they do.
I am not questioning you sister, if you said you did nothing I will believe you because first of all this is between you and Allah swt and secondly, things like this do happen wherein we make mistakes, we make poor choices that can lead to haram and while we may want to do it, we back out at the last minute. However if found out, this poor choice can lead to devastating consequences as you now sadly see.
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I would kindly suggest dear sister that if you have not already, that you repent of the poor choice you both made that has caused his parents to think ill of you (and him). More importantly, by repenting and making duaa for this situation you may gain a closer relationship with Allah which is the most important factor.
By drawing closer to Allah and seeking His mercy, Allah may touch the hearts of the boy’s parents changing their views and revealing the truth to their hearts. I will add this-it is not only you, it is him as well, this is something that some parents tend to overlook when something like this happens. All the blame is put on the girl and she is labeled as “bad” and the boy gets off as if he wasn’t even involved at all! It takes two, not one and he is just as responsible for this mistake.
At this point dear sister there may not be much you can do to change his parent’s minds except to pray to Allah. I know this hurts and I am so sorry you have to go through this. It is a most difficult situation as well as a most difficult lesson. The boy is the only one at this point who can convince his parents of your and his innocence, though it may be hard.
Lastly, in Islam sister, he is free to marry whom he chooses as long as the potential spouse meets the Islamic requirements. His parents may say no, but he does have the right to marry you if he wishes. No one is compelled to marry the one they do not wish to marry and one cannot be forbidden to marry a person one wishes unless there is an Islamic ruling against it. While he would be going against his parents’ wishes, it is not a sin, it his right to marry who he wishes.
You may wish insha’Allah to speak to him concerning this right and see where he chooses to go from there. If he does love you and does intend to marry your sister, he can…and he will. You are in our prayers dear sister we wish you the best.
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