Marrying a Hindu

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Q: Please can you advise what the ruling will be if a Muslim female is to marry a Hindu male. The wedding will be conducted under the Hindu rites. Is it permissible for the her mahram to partake in the ceremony?


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 one 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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