Q 1: What is
the ruling on women advertising their descriptions in newspapers and magazines seeking marriage?
A woman advertising her desire to marry in newspapers and magazines and listing her descriptions conflicts with chastity, modesty and decency. It is not a Muslim custom at all. Thus, it is obligatory to refrain from doing it. Furthermore, it conflicts with the responsibility of her Waliy (a legally accountable person acting for a woman regarding marriage) by whose approval she may be given in marriage. (Part No. 18; Page No. 41) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family and Companions.