Changing one’s religion for marriage purposes

Q: I want to marry a girl from a non-muslim (qadiani) family. She has accepted Islam and my parents agreed with me. The problem is that her parents who are still qadiani want me to become temporarily qadiani for marriage purpose, to save their reputation in the community. They promised that after marriage we can go back to Islam and they will have no problem with that. My question: Is it allowed to become temporarily a qadiani only for marriage (only on papers)? I tried everything to get another solution but without any success. The girl doesn’t want to leave her parents in such a way and hurt them. I also consider the consequences of my decision, if I let her fall she could return to kuffar and marry a qadiani as her parents wish. If I marry her, I could bring a kafira to Islam. Please answer my question in the light of Islam.


A: These types of double-standards are totally hostile to Islam. Islam does not at all entertain these types of an approach and further a Qadiani is the worst form of disbeliever. It is an insult and disgrace to the community. How can a Muslim in the right frame of mind bring such disgrace and humiliation upon himself. May Allah Ta`ala save us all from such disgrace and embarrassment.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)