Marrying a Hindu

Q: Please can you advise what the ruling will be if a Muslim female is to marry a Hindu male. The wedding will be conducted under the Hindu rites. Is it permissible for the her mahram to partake in the ceremony?


A: The Qur’an has prohibited marrying idol worshippers. Hence it is haraam for a Muslim girl to marry a Hindu. The nikaah will not be valid and one will perpetually be living in zina.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)