Scholar: ´Allâmah Muhammad bin ´Abdil-Wahhâb al-Wasâbî
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- Question: Is a woman sinning if she does not want to marry with a married man? Does she have a valid excuse if she does not want to marry him because he lives too far away from her and in another country?
Shaykh al-Wasâbî: She is apparently not sinning and Allâh knows better. It is up to her. If she for example is from Algeria and a Tunisian proposes to her, it cannot be said that she is sinful for saying no to him and wants a man who lives close to her. It is up to her. Either she accepts or she excuses herself. She should ask Allâh for advice. She is not obliged anything if she were to excuse herself. The same goes for the woman who says no to a teacher. She is not obliged anything, if Allâh wills. She is not obliged to marry a teacher. It is up to her. It is up to her whether she wants to marry someone else. Everything lies in the hand of Allâh. What Allâh decides will happen. She should ask Allâh for advice. She should pray two Rak’ât and read the Istikhârah-prayer. Allâh will choose that which He wants.