Hadith on Marriage: A woman must consent to her marriage

Aisha reported: I said, “O Messenger of Allah, should women be asked for their consent before marriage?” The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Yes.” I said, “Indeed, sometimes a virgin is too shy to speak when asked.” The Prophet said, “Her silence is her consent.”

Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 6547, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1420

Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ قُلْتُ يَا رَسُولَ اللَّهِ يُسْتَأْمَرُ النِّسَاءُ فِي أَبْضَاعِهِنَّ قَالَ نَعَمْ قُلْتُ فَإِنَّ الْبِكْرَ تُسْتَأْمَرُ فَتَسْتَحْيِي فَتَسْكُتُ قَالَ سُكَاتُهَا إِذْنُهَا

6547 صحيح البخاري كتاب الإكراه باب في بيع المكره ونحوه في الحق وغيره

1420 صحيح مسلم كتاب النكاح باب استئذان الثيب في النكاح بالنطق والبكر بالسكوت