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I read that Muslims can get married to jews and christians...

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Dear brother Burhan,

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I have a few more questions,

I read that Muslims can get married to jews and christians... but when I told my mum about it she said that how can it be as jews are our enemies... Can you please explain it to me?

My second question is that my brother in law is going to India for "ziarat". I would like to know what it is and if it is a good thing.

 

My last question is, my cousin is getting married soon and she is confused about the metal for the wedding ring of her future husband... Dear Brother can you please tell me of what metal the ring should be made and if any mention is made in the QURAN Shareef.

Thank you very much... May ALLAH reward you.


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Marry jew people of book

 

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Your Question: I read that Muslims can get married to jews and christians... but when I told my mum about it she said that how can it be as jews are our enemies... Can you please explain it to me?
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:

5 This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers but chaste women among the People of the Book revealed before your time when ye give them their due dowers and desire chastity not lewdness nor secret intrigues. If anyone rejects faith fruitless is his work and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).

 

Allah Subhanah has indeed permitted the believing men to marry chaste righteous women from amongst the Jews and the Christians, if they wish to do so. One must realize that to marry chaste women amongst the People of the Book (The Jews and Christians) is only a permission for those who wish to do so, not an order or a command.

 

It is indeed true that the staunchest enemies of the believers are the Jews, but enmity between two people does not automatically invalidate the nikaah between two people. Just as a nikaah performed between two believers who are enemies is valid, so would a nikaah performed between a believer and a Jew or Christian woman would be valid in the Sight of Shariah.

 

Your Question: My second question is that my brother in law is going to India for "ziarat". I would like to know what it is and if it is a good thing.
The literal meaning of the Arabic term ziarah is to visit; thus if your brother in law is going to India for a visit, or to visit someone amongst his family or friends, or for some business, or even to simply visit India, there is absolutely no harm.

 

But if by ziarat it means that he intends to visit a mosque, or a shrine or tomb of some pious slave of Allah, etc., then such a ziarah would not be permissible in Islam.

 

Sa'id bin Al-Musayyib reported from Abu Hurairah that the Prophet (saws) said, "You should not undertake a special journey to visit any place (of worship) other than the three Mosques: the Sacred Mosque of Makkah, this mosque of mine (Al-Masjid An-Nabawi in Madinah), and Al-Aqsa Mosque (of Jerusalem)."

Related by Bukhari, Muslim, and Abu Daw'ud.

 

Your Question: My last question is, my cousin is getting married soon and she is confused about the metal for the wedding ring of her future husband... Dear Brother can you please tell me of what metal the ring should be made and if any mention is made in the QURAN Shareef.
The couple may choose to give any gift to each other they wish, but to believe or make it an obligatory rite and ritual of marriage for the bride to gift a ring to her husband is not from the deen of Islam.

 

If the bride does wish to gift a ring to her husband, it can be made of any material except gold; for the Messenger of Allah (saws) has forbidden the believing men to adorn themselves with gold.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 808 Narrated by Abu Musa Ash'ari

The Prophet (saws) said: Wearing silk and gold has been made unlawful for the males of my Ummah, and lawful for their females.

 

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

 

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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