Q&A: A Nikaah Predicament

Q. Please advise; I am a divorced lady with twin boys aged 11. There is a man interested in marriage with 2 daughters; aged 16 and 12. Their mum has passed away. We have fallen in love. Our kids are happy and we would like to make nikaah, Insha-Allah. Is this permissible? Will our kids be able to all live together with us?

A. Marriage in this case though permissible, however it is fraught with danger to the children. There is almost certainty that there will be haraam contact between the boys and girls. There will be too many opportunities to commit zina. In view of this grave danger you should not get married to him. And Allah Ta’ala knows best.