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Getting married to a boy who is ready to convert to Islam

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Q: My elder sister is a divorcee and is 38 years old now. Last 10-12 years she was in love with a Hindu boy who is ready to convert to Islam for marriage. My Mom did not apporve of this relationship and passed away 5 months back. My sister is not ready to marry anybody else and says she will only marry that boy. My question is, if the boy is ready to convert to islam can this marriage be done and what should be done for him to become a muslim?

Bismillaah

A: If the family elders are quite certain that this boy is not accepting Islam only because of convenience, rather he is accepting Islam whether she marries him or not, then you may continue.

He should read the shahaadah and preferably take a ghusl. Explain to him the importance of namaaz and tahaarat and gradually teach him the various laws of Islam.

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

 

Answered by:

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.

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