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Marriage without father



I am a shia girl and I want to marry a shia man. However, my father is sunni and would not allow me to get married to a shia. Is this a valid enough reason to not get my father’s consent? Which marja should I follow as I want to marry him.

Thank you


Wa Alaikum al-salam

Thanks for your question

According to Ayatollah Makarem Shirazi if a girl is above 30 and can understand and decide correctly for herself, she could marry without her father’s consent.

According to Ayatollah Sistani the marriage must be with fathers consent; if his rejection is for no reason and by his rejection she loses her chance of proper marriage, then she could marry without his permission


Sheikh Mahdi Mosayyebi