Now, let’s assume that you are the person mentioned in your question: On what basis would you like to choose your partner?Wouldn’t you look to her commitment to Islam – does she pray regularly, for example?There is even an entire surah (chapter) named Al Talaq (The Divorce).
Romance and love simply do not result in an everlasting bond between two people.
In most cases, romance and love die out very quickly when couple find themselves with the real world.
Marriage by definition is a voluntary union of two people.
The choice of a partner by a Muslim virgin girl is subject to the approval of the father or guardian. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said:”The widow and the divorced woman shall not be married until she has consented to that and the virgin shall not be married until her consent is sought.”The Prophet did nullify the marriage of a girl who complained to him that her father had married her against her wishes.
The romantic notions that occupy the mind of young people often have proven in most cases to be unrealistic and harmful to those involved.
We only have to look at the alarming divorce rate in the West to understand this point.You may be surprised to learn the subject of Divorce – is also mentioned and dealt with in very clear terms, to insure that it does not happen except with due consideration and proper representation and insurance of rights for both parties.Quran offers many references concerning rights and limits in marriage, love and divorce. First of all, thank you for seeking knowledge and asking from the sources of Islam. What is the Islamic ruling for a Muslim boy and a Muslim girl, who go to the same college and they are deeply in love and want to be together? Or does Islam forbid the normal relationships we have in today’s world? Also, what if the parents of the girl have already selected another man for her to marry, but she doesn’t want him to be her husband, she wants the one who she already loves?Does she adhere to the Islamic Hijab prescribed by Shari’ah?