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Nikah with Shia

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Im a 30 year old Sunni man living in USA and wants to marry a shia girl, but her parents are bent on doing the nikah by shia maulana I want to know if Shia nikah follows the islamic guidelines and will our marriage be a valid one. Thanks

Answer
Bismillah

Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah’s guidance)

At the outset, the Nikah With a Shia is not allowed, a Muslim cannot marry her. (Ahsanul Fataawa Vol.5 Pg.90)

You should first endervour to correct her beliefs and bring her in line with the Ahlus Sunnah Wal Jama’a teachings and then marry her according to the Ahlus Sunnah wal Jama’ah way.

And Only Allah Ta’ala Knows Best.

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Moulana Qamruz Zaman
London, UK

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