Cuts off after seeking proposal in marriage for a long time


Question:If an individual approaches a family for marriage and he then turns away without giving back any news and he cuts off any contact with them.Is it allowed for a second individual to go forward in marriage to that family?

Answer: It is not permissible for anyone to approach in this case until the first one has been finished with and completely done with.It has come in Bukhari and Muslim that the Messenger Of Allah sallallahu alayhi wasallam said , that a man must not make proposal of marriage to a woman when his brother has done so already.As for the fact that this individual has cut off for a long or some period of time then this goes back to the woman herself or the family in charge of her that they request this individual that he either completes the process or steps back.

Answered by Shaykh Abdullah Iryani hafidhahullah

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