Shaykh Ahmad Al-Najmee was asked:


“The questioner says, ‘I am a young man who wants to propose to a young girl and she is from our tribe. However her father, may Allah preserve him, rejected that with the argument that I do not have employment and I do not have a specific amount of money going into the marriage. What do you advise me? May Allah reward you.”


“In reality, the people in this time have become attached to employment. It has become the most important thing to them. Provisions are upon Allah, the Exalted. This is especially so if you have the physical capability [to earn], a yearning for marriage, and your father is hastening to marry you off. That which I see is that it should not prevent you and perhaps you will find employment afterwards or some freelance work by which Allah will provide for you”. End translation. [Reference]

Translated by

Faisal Ibn Abdul Qaadir Ibn Hassan
Abu Sulaymaan