In Islam a woman has the right to turn down marriage proposals but I am aware one should not delay marriage. How can a woman refuse marriage proposals and also not delay marriage.I want some Islamic advice on this. Also, would delaying marriage apply to sisters who are studying.

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Marriage is highly recommended. It becomes somewhat mandatory also to do it if you're giving into sins.

Marriage and studying can easily go hand in hand. I've seem women with 4 kids and PhDs.

To summarize. It's permissible, but not recommended. It's not permissible if puts you closer to sins.

  • Oh so I can delay marriage for studying and such but its not recommended. And it becomes mandatory, if your sinning?
    – user44908
    May 6, 2021 at 19:40
  • @user44908 That's correct.
    – Thaqalain
    May 7, 2021 at 14:10

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