Assalaamu alaikum. Revered Mufti, I have a cousin who is 53 years old and is a
very prosperous business man. His wife passed away with a terminal illness 3 years
ago and he lives with his unmarried daughter, who is 24 years old.
He refuses to re-marry until his daughter has found a suitable partner and she is just not interested in settling down – she refuses all suitors and is content to stay
single. I find it unnatural that both father and daughter live all alone, go away on
holidays overseas and locally together and now the just the 2 of them are planning
to go on Hajj 2010. The daughter is most possesive and will not let her father go
anywhere without her. If he does go to a function without her, she keeps phoning
him on his cell phone to check up on him. I find the whole situation is unislamic and
unhealthy but he is not prepared to take any advice. Maybe, some sound advice
from you would help.