What should be done before accepting a marriage proposal?

Question ID: 23674

As salaamu alaikum Mufti saab,
I have a daughter who is 22 years and she has received a marriage proposal from a 31 year old gentleman. This man was married for 4 months previously and he states that he has given the talaaq. Seems to be a well respected person and reads salaah regularly.
What is the relevant information that is required in terms of an Islamic perspective before we make any decision to accept?
Please can you provide me with some guidelines.

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Asked on May 7, 2010 12:00 am
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1) Has to prove his claim that he has divorced first wife.
2) Your daughter must ignore after fully understanding the entire set up.
3) Seek references.
4) Look for piety and stability.
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Answered on May 7, 2010 12:00 am