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 I am a Hindu girl, in love with a muslim boy. We have decided to be each other as life partners. Fortunately i have been brought up in a family where all religion has been given respect and believed. We have the Haaj monument in our prayer room and before any of us leave the house for a long duration my mom gives us a drop of the haaj water making us facing the north. So in short what i want to say is that we believe and respect all religion. I personally don't believe in idol worship but one thing which i  follow is giving water to Lord Shiva since i had been taught since childhood. Now as i am with this wonder muslim boy, and it's a duty of a girl walking into any house to adopt the culture and traditions of the boys family i am very glad to expect all the traditions and ways of his family. Which will include Naamaz, knowing the religion in depth, keeping ramzan and every religious aspects, i shall happily follow it. My question is- is it possible to even continue praying the Hindu Gods and believing in Allah? I always presumed God to be one and we humans to have given his different name and we Hindu and Chirstains to have given different faces. I have never differentiated between Gods. It is not possible to pray every religion God if i get married to the muslim boy. I have spoken to him about it, and he seems fine when i told him that i would follow all traditions of his house, but i also requested him to not to tie me down from believing other religion weather it's my Hindu, Sikh, Christain or even Buddisim. We have been a follower of a buddist monk since my childhood. I even wear a buddist ring being a Hindu. We go to dargah to give chadars and pray and have also attended mass. Will this attitude of mine be expected, or will i get pressured to change my thoughts and believes or not been expected at all. We are simple humans with simple believes. Then why so much complications? I wish i could communicated with God to ask, and for some reason i feel he would have told me that it's not his doing to have made world such an complicated place. I really want to be with this boy, i love him a lot and vice versa.I will never force him to embrace any other religion if he doesnt want to, but i will follow what he and his family wants be to but not disbelive in other religions either.

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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 Sister, our humble advice is not to be in haste and commit to marry this Muslim boy. You will be putting yourself and him (who you profess to love a lot) in a huge trial wherein the surety is that all your castles will collapse, like in a dream.


We suggest, first you commit yourself sincerely to read the Glorious Quran in a language that you can understand. If you can't find a translation, we would be glad to help. By this simple exercise which should not take more than 6 months if you are serious in its study, you will be able to determine what Islam is and whether you can go ahead and commit to the marriage. All your simple questions about one God or many gods will be automatically answered. You do not need to tell anyone, just do wudu (ablution) and start the study. There is no risk of any loss in this exercise, you will come out a winner whether you accept Islam or reject it. The choice is totally yours, no compulsion or coercion. Only common sense and logic will prevail.

Sister there is no use in getting married for the wrong reasons. Thousands of unions have been ruined, because there is no way a believer in One God can live with a believer in multiple gods. The magic of new lovers vanishes in the very first few months and only the strong beliefs, intelligent common interests, many truths and the journey of life towards the ultimate goal are the only things that will nourish and sustain the marriage.

Everything looks very simple and nice now, but when reality creeps in, many fault lines will appear that will shake the very being of your existence. Don't expect everyone to accept your beliefs in multiple gods. It is like having many nationalities, multiple lovers, multiple parents etc. etc.. It all seems good to believe in it simply without delving in the facts and truths, but don't expect others to tow your line. Remember many wars have been fought on religious grounds and millions have been sacrificed on its alters in every generation of this planets existence. So do not become one more statistic when you have the time to ponder and reflect and make the right choice.

If you do not understand anything in the Quran, we will always be there to try to explain without trying to convert you. This is a novel exercise, we have never offered it to anyone nor have we even thought about it. Think about it and let us know how we can make the understanding of the Quran easy for you.
 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

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