Women: Marriage - an
Q688 :Is it true that it is obligatory for a Muslim
woman to get married and to have children?
A688 : No, it is not obligatory that a Muslim woman
should marry. Some women never get married although they would love to
do so. Certain circumstances may interfere to prevent their marriage.
We cannot say what a woman must or must not do about getting children,
because to get children is not a matter decided by her. It is Allah
who creates. Many are the married couples who have been assured by
doctors that there is no medical cause to prevent the woman's
conception, yet they go through their long lives without ever
conceiving. With the case being so, how can we suggest that having
children could be obligatory?
Our Dialogue ( Source : Arab News - Jeddah )