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Is it possible to have a Muslim marriage at 17 with NO parental permission?

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Question - (4 March 2008) 4 Answers - (Newest, 6 March 2008)
A female United Kingdom age 26-29, *ula jwan writes:

hiya am a 17 year old female from uk currently in Love with a 23 year old muslim guy....... am wondering if it legal to have a muslim marriage at age of 17 with NO parental permissional... PLZ HELP

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A male reader, anonymous, writes (6 March 2008):

Assalamu Alaykum,

If his parents are Muslim then you can't marry without their permission. Some people say that you can marry without your parents permission if you ask them and they do not give you a valid reason. But the majority of people believe that you cannot marry without parents permission.

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A reader, anonymous, writes (5 March 2008):

In the UK you have to be 16 to get married. So....if you want to get married theres not alot parents can do about it, in the eyes of the law that is. I have heard of Muslim parents making life very hard but I dont see the problem, he is also Muslim, usually the problems start with inter racial relationships. So Good Luck - Go and be happy, you are the one that has to spend the rest of your life with him x

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A female reader, Jargenhunter United States +, writes (5 March 2008):

I believe you need to be 18 or over to get married if you don't want parental permission. As for just having an Islamic marriage (not a country recognized marriage) as long as you have an imam to support and marry you. Talk to the leaders at your mosque and see. If this young man is established and a good person, you might want to wait and try to convince your parents of this before you rick ostracizing yourself from them.

good luck

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A male reader, pipgib United Kingdom +, writes (5 March 2008):

im afraid not you have to be 18 before you dont have to seek perental permission

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