Marrying a Shia girl

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I am a sunni muslim of 28 yrs. Recently in april i married to a 27 yrs shia girl with out the consent of her parents. My parents are ready, but i am not sattisfied with the authentication of marriage certificate provided by the qazi at the time of nikkah. Moreover, i am working in saudi arabia, now i want to call my wife here but i am afraid of the authentication of certificate. What should i do that marriage certficate contains only the name and address of the qazi & not the name of any goverining body. if the authentication is fake what should I do to make it proper. kindly suggest.


(Fatwa: 927/866=B)



A Muslim can not marry a Shia girl. According to the beliefs of Isna Ashari Shias, as written in their books, they are out of folk of Islam; therefore Shia and Sunni can not marry each other. It is surprising how you performed the nikahand how your parents consented for the same.



As far as the credibility of certificate is concerned, you should contact the embassy.


Allah (Subhana Wa Ta’ala) knows Best

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband


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