I am seeking to get married and I was reffered to a sister ho comes from a good family, has a lot of Qur'an memorized (By Allah's Mercy.) She comes from a good family and she is of the same reace and same upbringing as I. I am not really attracted to her physically. She is attractive but not a lot to me. I wanted to know is her deen, good family, relationship with the Qur'an, proper dress, etc. sufficiant? Or maybe I should say, Allah knows best, however do you think that I should proceed? How much does physical attraction a factor? She is not bad looking but not as nice as I wanted, May Allah guide me.
Praise be to Allaah.
you want to get married, then look for one who is religious, as the
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) advised when he
said: “Choose the one who is religious, may your hands be rubbed with
dust [i.e., may you prosper].” There is no reason why a man should not
also look for other things, such as beauty etc., that will help him to
keep his gaze lowered. This is something which should be taken into
account. Hence the Prophet
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon
him) mentioned it when he said, “Women may be married for four things”
– and he mentioned beauty as one of them. If you are afraid that you may
treat this woman badly because you do not find her attractive, then do not
go ahead and marry her. And Allaah knows best.