Why I File A Suit Against My Father For Refusing To Grant Consent To Allow Me Marry My Lover, Lady Tells Sharia Court In Kaduna

Rose Bulus, a mid age woman has filed a suit in a Sharia Court sitting in Magajin Gari, Kaduna State against her father a man named Josiah Bulus for refusing to allow her marry her lover.


Rose said she converted to Islam in order to marry the man of her choice but her father refused to bless the marriage. She said: “I want the court to compel my father to allow me to marry the man I love and if he refuses, the court should do the needful.”In response, her father, Josiah said he was not aware of his daughter’s relationship with any man and was surprised to see a court summon.He said: “The supposed suitor has never visited me to ask for the hand of my daughter hand in marriage.”After considering the submission of both parties, the Judge, Malam Dahiru Lawal said: “Even though marriage is a union between a man and a woman, parent’s consent is equally needed before the union takes place”.He ordered the suitor and his people to appear in the court and adjourned the case to March 4, 2019 for further hearing.

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

What does Quran say about, if a young muslim boy and young muslim girl ( both are adults) gets marired, without parents acceptens?


Marriage without parents consent

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

Ref: Parents consent for the bride to marry

There are four absolutely obligatory conditions for a marriage or nikaah to be deemed lawful in the Sight of Shariah and of Allah Subhanah:

  1. Proposal by one party and acceptance by the other.
  2. The determination of mehr for the bride.
  3. The availability of at least two witnesses to the marriage contract.
  4. The consent of the parents/guardians (wali) of the bride.

If even one of the above four obligatory conditions of a nikaah are not honored, the marriage will not be deemed lawful, null and void in the Sight of Shariah Law and of Allah Subhanah.

Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2078 Narrated by Aisha, Ummul Mu`minin The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: ‘The marriage of a woman who marries without the consent of her guardians (wali) is void.’ (He (saws) said these words three times.)Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3137 Narrated by Abu HurayrahAllah’s Messenger (saws) said, “A woman may not give a woman in marriage, nor may she give herself in marriage, for the immoral woman is the one who gives herself in marriage.”It is unlawful in Shariah Law for a woman to give herself in marriage, or to marry someone without the prior consent of her wali (parents, guardians, etc.).





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