Abstaining from marriage to be devoted to teaching the Qur'an

Q 3: There is a girl who works as a teacher of the Qur'an and is at the age of marriage. However, she refuses all suitors claiming that if she gets married this would prevent her from this noble job. Should she get married or postpone her marriage until she teaches the Qur'an to more students, and Allah will make a way for her?

A: If a suitable, practicing and respectable person proposes to her, she should accept him in order to keep herself chaste, and she may still continue teaching Qur'an and studying religion. She should seek Allah's help, (Part No. 18; Page No. 30) and sincerely supplicate to Him to help her to achieve the good she aspires for. It was authentically reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, "O young people! Whoever among you is able to marry, should marry, for marriage would help him lower his gaze and keep his virtuousness and whoever is not able to marry, is recommended to fast, for fasting would diminish his sexual power." (Agreed upon by Al-Bukhari and Muslim) This Hadith is applied to males and females. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.