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My friend is involved with a boy for five years. Both love each other, but the boy belongs to a Shia family. Will this marriage be permissible as my friend is a Sunni?

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Q: My friend is involved with a boy for five years. Both love each other, but the boy belongs to a Shia family. Will this marriage be permissible as my friend is a Sunni?

A: It is not permissible for a Sunni to marry a Shia.

The person should leave the Shia and find a Sunni partner.

Moulana Yusuf Laher


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