Deoband: Nikah with non-Muslim girl without conversion illegal

Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has disapproved a proposed love marriage between a Muslim boy and a non-Muslim girl as per Hindu tradition,saying Islam does not allow such a union without conversion

Written by Press Trust Of India | Muzaffarnagar | Published: April 2, 2012 2:51 am

Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has disapproved a proposed love marriage between a Muslim boy and a non-Muslim girl as per Hindu tradition,saying Islam does not allow such a union without conversion.

Such nikah before conversion would be considered illegal under the Shariat law,Deoband said in response to the query of a Muslim man whose brother fell in love with a non-Muslim girl and was going to marry her as per Hindu tradition.

The girl and her family members were ready for the union on the condition that the marriage should be performed as per Hindu tradition.

Noting that Islam prohibits such marriages,Deoband ruled that a non-Muslim marriage would be illegal under the Shariat law. If girl converts to Islam on her own without any pressure,nikah would be justified,it said. The Deoband fatwa was issued in response to the query by the Muslim man whose brother fell in love.

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