Q: A cousin of mine in a highly deendar environment has married a shia and our family decided not to attend the marriage of our cousin. However, a few of our deendar relative and elders called us and scolded us for doing Qata’ Rahmi. Q.1 What is the fatwa on attending a marriage/nikah being arranged by Shia? Is it permissible or impermissible? Q.2 Is it Qata’ Rahmi on our part to boycott the marriage?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, 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.