Confused between continuing marriage or asking for divorce

muslimwedding Question:

Dear scholar, I am a 18 year old Muslim and come from a good family. I always fear doing the wrong thing. In June 2008 me and my family went to Pakistan. My mom asked me if I wanted to get married and I said no. when arriving in Pakistan many of my family members pressured me into getting married. I got married and I am not happy with my marriage. my husband has done nothing wrong but feel it was a mistake because I intended to get married to another relative of mine. Could being pressured into a marriage be a legitimate reason for divorce? however, I fear divorce because I feel that my husband might do something to himself because he cares a lot about me.


In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.

Although your family has been unfair to you in putting pressure on you to marry someone you didn't like to marry in the first place, they are definitely wrong. Having said this, however, it may be better for you to be content with this marriage, especially if the person is of good faith and character and treats you respectfully.

Often times, we humans may plan something, but Allah has other plans; so as a Muslimah you are better of in keeping this marriage.

If, however, he is not of good faith and character, then you are justified in seeking a divorce from him. You may then marry the other man, if he is of good faith and character.

I pray that Allah guide you to make a right decision-aameen.

Allah Almighty knows best.