Marrying an irreligious person

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by

Q: I am an unmarried young lady. I wish to pursue a marriage with someone, a Muslim man. However he is unable to offer me anything including religion. However his home language is Arabic. Instead he offers me his love and his life.


A: Love and life are secondary things. We live for Islam and die for Islam. If he cannot offer Islam and good Islamic values then what is the point in joining up with such a person.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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