Is it permissible to marry a woman without tasattur?

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Is it permissible to marry a woman without tasattur?
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Dear Brother / Sister,

It is permissible to marry a girl without tasattur. That is, marriage with a woman who does not cover her body in accordance with the Islamic rules is valid. For, there is no rule like "the woman covering her body in accordance with the Islamic rules" among the conditions of marriage. However, this state may cause a problem in the future for a man who gives importance to the tasattur of his wife. It may even be a cause of divorce.   

Sometimes, you leave problems to time and they are settled gradually; that is, they are solved in the course of time without being forced.

There are some problems that cannot be solved by leaving to time; it is necessary to work based on some principles as soon as they are diagnosed. The issue in the question is related to the latter state. 

- A woman without tasattur may be working and it may seem impossible for her to dress in accordance with tasattur immediately. When she marries, she will give up her work; thus, the state that prevents her from tasattur will be eliminated and she will dress in accordance with tasattur.

- Or, due to her environment or some family conditions, she cannot overcome some obstacles or she cannot struggle properly; consequently, she cannot dress in accordance with tasattur no matter what she does.  

There is one more state apart from the two states mentioned above: A girl who promises that she will dress in accordance with tasattur  after she gets married is not as sensitive and conscious as you are regarding tasattur. With a wrong approach, she regards tasattur as something optional, based on a person's preference.

To say "yes" to a shared life with such a person will bring about some risks of discord; therefore, it is better not to start it. For, the most important issue in marriage is to share the same belief and thought. The other conditions may be left to time.

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