Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Question Posed to Shaykh Saalih al Fawzaan ( May Allaah Preserve Him)
Q. Is it (permissible) for the father to force his daughter to get married?
A. "It is not for him to force her. However, it is befitting that she doesn't disobey her father as long as he is looking into her well-being and he chooses for her one who suffices her religiously. It is not befitting for her to oppose her father.
As for the matter of the forced (marriage), it is not (permissible) for him to force her if she's been previously married according to the consensus, or even if she's a virgin according to that which is correct, Allaah knows best."
Taken from "an-Nikaah wal-Huqooq al-Zawjiyyah" of Shaykh Saalih al-Fawzaan pg.7-8
Translated by Abu Yusuf Khaleefah