Tuesday, 11 October 2011

A Sikh girl wants to marry a Muslim man


hi my name is amandeep sidhu. i am not a muslim but i like a person who is muslim. he said he will get married to me. but he never did for some reason.i have a question for you that why can a sikh and a muslim get married? is it all wright for them to get married?

Praise be to Allaah.


First of all, we thank you for your trust in this site. We
feel that your sending this message is indicative of your openness to
searching for the truth and not to cling blindly to that which you grew up
with. This in itself is a blessing and we ask Allaah to complete it for you
by bringing you to the truth which will bring you happiness in this world
and in the Hereafter. In order to reach that point, we advise you to read
about Islam on this website and to think about it, and to be sincere in your
search for the truth. Ask the One Who created you from nothing to guide you
to the correct path and the right religion. Note that human life cannot be
good and proper without a correct religion to give life and that this human
soul cannot be stable without a proper relationship with its creator,
Allaah. Worship of Allaah is the spirit of life, without which there can be
nothing but hardship and misery. 

With regard to your question about your getting married to a
Muslim, if you embrace Islam and accept it as your religion – and this is
what we ask Allaah to help you to do – then there is nothing to stop you
from marrying him. Your guardian for the purpose of marriage should be your
closest Muslim relative; if you have no Muslim relatives then your guardian
should be the Muslim judge (qaadi) in the city in which you are living, or
someone who is responsible for the Muslim community if there is no Muslim
qaadi or sharee’ah court. 

You should note that Islamic law (sharee’ah) forbids a Muslim
woman to marry a non-Muslim man, no matter what his religion is, and it
forbids a Muslim man to marry any non-Muslim woman apart from women of the
People of the Book, namely Jews and Christians; no others are allowed.
Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning): 

“And do not marry Al-Mushrikaat (idolatresses) till they
believe (worship Allaah Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is
better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress), even though she pleases you.
And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikoon till they believe
(in Allaah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free)
Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikoon) invite
you to the Fire, but Allaah invites (you) to Paradise and forgiveness by His
Leave, and makes His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs,
revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember”

[al-Baqarah 2:221] 

This verse makes clear
the great wisdom behind this prohibition, which is to protect Muslim men and
women from being influenced in religious matters. But because the man is the
one who has the final say in the household, he is less likely to be
influenced by his wife than in the opposite situation, hence he is permitted
to marry a woman from among the People of the Book only [not from other
religions], because their disbelief is less serious than that of others, in
general, and because they are followers of a previous divine message, even
though it has been distorted, so they are different from others. On this
basis, it is not permissible for a Muslim to marry a Sikh woman unless she
becomes Muslim.

 Our advice to you, to which we hope Allaah will open your
heart, is that so long as this issue exists, you should make the most of it
so that it will be a motive for you to enter Islam, especially since this
Muslim man is following his religion. We hope that if you become Muslim, you
and he will be able to help one another to be patient and steadfast, because
after you become Muslim you will need someone to stand by your side and
protect you from those who will not like the fact that you have become
Muslim and have left the religion of your forefathers. This is how Allaah
tests many of those who enter this pure monotheistic religion, so that it
may be a motive for them to remain steadfast, and to show in reality whether
they deserve this blessing or not. We ask Allaah to help you find the way to
true happiness and to believe in it and adhere steadfastly to it, until it
ultimately leads to Paradise as vast as the heavens and the earth. Please
also see question no. 3023. Peace be upon those who follow true guidance.

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