Deviated woman wants to marry new American Muslim
Fatwa No: 82892

  • Fatwa Date:27-5-2001 - Rabee' Al-Awwal 5, 1422
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We belong to the Islamic center of central Pennsylvania in the United States. A deviated Muslimah (female) wants to marry a new American Muslim (male). What is the Hukm here?


Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.
If this woman sticks to and believes in deviated principles like accusing caliphs Omar and Abu Bakr ( may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them) of blight and even of disbelief or saying that the Qur'an has undergone changes, or making lawful invocating or offering vows to Awliya and Imams or believing that the Awliya and the offsprings of Hassan and Hussain (Al Al Bayt) ( may  Allaah  be  pleased  with  them) know the unseen and similar deviated matters - if this woman believes in any of the above - so it is unlawful for the Muslim to marry her.
But if this woman believes in some innovations that do not reach Kufr or if she is attributed to some deviated groups only by name, this man could marry her. But the Islamic center should teach him the right creed, warning him against the innovations and aberrations of the deviated group especially since the man you mentioned is a new Muslim. You should tell him to express clearly and forthrightly his opposition to the innovations and aberrations cited above. If he notices any desistance from her side or realizes that she is surrounded by relatives who believe firmly in the misleading ideas cited above and if he fears for himself or for his children, he should not marry her. This man should then look for a good Muslim woman who would raise his children on the love of the Qur'an, the Sunnah and the companion's of the Prophet who brought this great religion Islam to us. In fact, all the good we enjoy now is but one of their good deeds. (i.e., they will be rewarded for it)
Allah knows best.

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