Is it permissible for a father to prevent his daughter from marriage for the purpose of completing her studies?

Question: Is it permissible for a father to prevent his daughter from marriage for the purpose of completing her studies?

Answer: The Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) said:” If a person approaches you who is upright in his religion and possess good character, then marry him(to your daughter or the likes). If you don’t, there will be much corruption and evil throughout the Earth. Therefore, if a man approaches, and he has good religion and good character, if he is trustworthy etc, it is not permissible for the father to prevent the marriage from taking place. It is possible that the father makes an agreement with the man who is marrying his daughter, that she completes her studies. This is because there is no doubt that in completing her studies is a benefit for the husband, the children, whether they are males or females, in the future, as well as benefit for the female and the Muslims as a whole. If this female completes her studies, she can teach and benefit the Muslims in the future. I don’t think if the man has good character and religion, that he would want to prevent his wife from completing her studies.

Shaykh Abdullaah bin Abdul Rahman Al-Ghudayaan (Rahimaa’Allah)

Source: http://knowledgeofislamblog.wordpress.com/quraan/

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The individual has approached to marry a sister and the family they refused the brother because of reasons not related to religion. What is your advice?

Q.​The individual is asking, the individual has approached to marry a sister and the family they refused the brother because of reasons not related to religion. What is your advice?

A.​The shaykh mentioned if the father of the female has refused then she should be patient because disobedience to her father or disobedience to her mother could possibly lead to not being successful in the marriage. And it is obligatory and incumbent that the parents are obeyed except if they order with something which is disobedience or if they forbid you from performing something which is obligatory. So if the female is not capable of persuading her parents to allow the marriage then she should be patient. However, if the sister feels that her being patient is harming her in not being allowed to marry that individual, if it is harming her then she should approach the rulers and the individuals in authority so that they can possibly force the father to submit and accept the marriage.

Shaykh Saalih Muhammad al-Luhaydaan (May Allaah preserve him) (Kitaab-ut-Tawheed Class, Q&A Session 02.02.13 Riyadh).