As Salaamu Alaikum,
We live in Canada and I have a daughter who is 20 years old. She met a guy who is 22 years old and they both wants to get married as they are in love. The both are in school studying. We have tried our best to give our kids islamic upbringing. Now we found out that the guy she wants to get married to is Ahmedi or Qadiyani. Please let us know if this is allowed?
Wa Alaikum As Salaam,
All Scholars of the Ahl Sunnah Wal Jamaah have stated that it is not permissible for a Sunni Muslim (boy or girl) to marry a Qadiani (boy or girl). Marriage with a Qadiani is totally Haram (unlawful) since Qadianis have been declared as Non-Muslims by all sound and relied-upon Sunni Scholars of the world. As such, it will not be lawful in Islam for your daughter to marry to this Qadiani boy. The ruling of ‘Kufr’ (disbelief) upon Qadianis is due to the fact that they have accepted Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani as a prophet, (who came after Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace)), and this is in total conflict with the teachings of the Holy Quran and the teachings of the Prophet. In the Holy Quran, Allah Has made it very clear that Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) is the final and seal of all Prophets, after which no prophet will come. In this regard, Allah says, in the Holy Quran, ‘Muhammad (upon whom be peace) is not the father of any of your men, but he is the messenger of Allah and the last (end) of all Prophets. And Allah is forever All-Aware of everything’ (Sura Al Ahzab (33) Verse 40).
The above verse establishes the fundamental teaching in Islam that Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) is the final and last of all Prophets.
While explaining the above verse, the great commentator of the Holy Quran, Hafiz Ibn Katheer stated, ‘This verse very explicit and is a clear text, which shows that there is no prophet and messenger after Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace). (Tafseer Ibn Katheer Vol. 5 Page. 167 Dar Al Kitab Al Arabi Beirut 2013).
The Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) has also mentioned many Ahadith regarding this matter. In one tradition, he is reported to have said, ‘Certainly messengership and prophethood have come to a stop/and end. Therefore, there will be no messenger (Rasool) after me and no prophet (Nabi). (Tirmidhi, Ahmad).
In another tradition, the Prophet (upon whom be peace) said, ‘I am the seal of all prophets, there will be no prophet after me’ (Tirmidhi).
There are many other authentic traditions in which it is well established that Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace) is the final and seal of all prophets, after which no prophet will come. As such, there is Ijma (unanimity) of all Scholars that whoever claims to be a prophet after Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace), he is a liar and an imposter. In the famous book of Islamic beliefs, Al Aqeedah At Tahawiyah, it is mentioned, ‘Whoever claims prophethood after Prophet Muhammad (upon whom be peace), he is a liar’. (Al Aqeedah At Tahawiyah).
Therefore, all scholars of Ahl Sunnah wal Jamaah living at the time of Mirza Ghulam Ahmad Qadiani and after him until today, have declared him and his followers to be out of the Deen of Islam.
As Such, it will not be permissible for your daughter who is a Sunni Muslim to marry to this boy, who is a Qadiani.
While discussing this issue, the great Qadhi and Mufti of India, Mufti Khalid Saifullah Rahmani wrote, ‘Qadianis are Kaafir (unbelievers), and there is absolutely no doubt regarding this. The entire Muslim Ummah is in full agreement of this. Therefore, it is not permissible for any Muslim woman to marry a Qadiani man, or for a Muslim man to marry a Qadiani woman. Even if there is Ijaab and Qubool (offer and acceptance) between them, the marriage is still not valid’. (Kitab Al Fatawa vol. 4 pages 353,354 Zam Zam publishers Karachi 2008).
In a similar manner, the late grand Mufti of India, Mufti Mahmoodul Hasan (A.R) wrote, ‘In accordance to the formal verdicts of the Scholars of Ahl Sunnah Wal Jamaat, the Qadianis are out of Islam. As such, a Muslim woman who has the correct beliefs of Ahl Sunnah Wal Jamaat, is not allowed to marry a Qadiani man. (Fatawa Mahmoodiyah Vol. 11 page. 460 Idarah Al Farook Karachi 2009).
And Allah Knows best
Mufti Waseem Khan