Muslim girl marrying a Hindu boy

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Q: According to Islam, a Muslim girl cannot marry a Hindu because the Hindu man, being the head of the family would ask the girl to convert. But if the Hindu family does not ask for conversion, then is it alright for a Muslim girl to marry Hindu boy? What is the punishment of a haraam relationship?


A: The Qur’an has prohibited marrying idol worshippers. Hence it is haraam for a Muslim girl to marry a Hindu. The nikaah will not be valid and she will perpetually be living in zina.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

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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