Girl marries hindu.
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One of my muslim friend has done the registered marriage in court with a hindu boy, & now living with his family.
I dont know how has she taken such a big step... inspite that she was a believing lady, offered daily namaz & very much aware of tha akhirat. Earlier she always used to say that she will mary that boy only if he accept islam & i thought that that this is the deed of sawab as she is making a nonbeliever a muslim. Then somehow her parents came to know about their affair... & they said that it is not permissible in islam as that boy is not bringing `iman`on Allah, but only converting his religion to get her. Her mom told me that the boy`s family background is not good. So i advised my friend that she should obey her parents command as in islam u can`t marry without your parents willingness. At that time she said by taking quran`s oath that she will forget him. Then suddenly she married him.
Please tell me what will be her destiny after this.... definitely she has committed the `zina`. Will Allah almighty forgive her if the boy accepts islam? Does the family background really matter in islam for seeking the marriage proposal? Plz do reply soon, I am very upset after her deeds & not able to stand in front of her parents. also tell whether I am also responsible for this (I was not aware of her marriage, but came to know after she married)?
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Girl marries hindu
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 221:
221 Do not marry idolatrous women until they believe; a slave woman who believes is better than an idolatrous woman, even though she allures you. Nor marry (your girls) to disbelievers until they believe: a man slave who believes is better than a disbeliever even though he allures you. Disbelievers do (but) beckon you to the Fire. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of Bliss) and forgiveness, and makes His Signs clear to mankind: that they may celebrate His Praise.
Your Question: One of my muslim friend has done the registered marriage in court with a hindu boy, & now living with his family.
A marriage between a believing woman and a disbelieving man, absolutely regardless of where it takes place, is categorically forbidden, unlawful, haraam, null, and void in the Sight of Shariah Law and in the Sight of Allah Subhanah. Such an abomination of a marriage has absolutely no legal status in Islam!
But if before the marriage, the boy declared the shahaadah or testimony of faith, regardless of whatever his intentions might have been, he will be considered a believer in the Sight of Shariah Law, and all the rights that are due to a believer will be accorded to him in full.
Regardless of where a marriage takes place, if the below listed four conditions are honored, the marriage will be considered lawful in the Sight of Shariah Law:
- Proposal by one eligible party and acceptance by the other eligible party.
- The determination of mehr.
- The presence of at least two witnesses to the marriage contract.
- The consent of the parents/guardians of the bride.
Your Question: Please tell me what will be her destiny after this.... definitely she has committed the `zina`.
If the disbelieving boy did not accept Islam before the marriage, or if any of the above listed four absolutely obligatory conditions of a marriage were not honored.the marriage would have no legal status in the Sight of Shariah Law and in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
Without an iota of a doubt, the relationship in such an abomination of a marriage would be akin to the crime of zina in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
Your Question: Will Allah almighty forgive her if the boy accepts islam?
The acceptance of Islam of the disbelieving man after the marriage is absolutely unrelated to the crime of the believing woman, if indeed she transgressed the Law of Allah Subhanah and married a disbeliever!
The only act or deed which will bring forgiveness for the believing woman is that she turn in taubah unto her Lord, seek sincere forgiveness for her manifest transgression of the Laws and Boundaries of her Lord Creator, and amend her conduct.if indeed she is sincere in seeking repentance, it is expected that she will find her Lord Forgiving and Merciful.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:
(O Prophet) say: O My servants who have wronged their own souls.Do not despair of Allahs Mercy! Surely, Allah forgives all sins. He indeed is the All Forgiving, All Merciful. Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you; for then you may get no help from anywhere.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136:
Allah likes such good people very much, who, if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin, remember Allah instantly, and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings. For who, but Allah, can forgive sins? (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did. These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah, and with Gardens beneath which canals flow, and they will reside therein forever! How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54:
When those come to you who believe in Our Signs, say: "Peace be on you! Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy. Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance, and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct), Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2357 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin."
Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2338 Narrated by Abdullah ibn Umar
Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "Allah accepts a servant's repentance (taubah) till he gives up his spirit in death."
If the disbelieving boy does indeed accept Islam, the believing woman is well within her rights to then seek to marry the revert boy by fulfilling all the obligatory conditions of an Islamic nikaah or marriage.
Your Question: .also tell whether I am also responsible for this (I was not aware of her
marriage, but came to know after she married)?
If you facilitated their unalwful romance before the marriage in any way, or you facilitated their unalwful marriageindeed you would bear your appropriate share of the burden of the sin.
But if you had absolutely nothing to do with the unalwful romance or the marriage of your believing friend with the disbelieving boy, you obviously are blameless for the acts, deeds, and decisions made by your friend.
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,