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Marriage to a Hindu man

Nasihah (Advice): A non-Believers reward for doing good
Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “When a non-believer does good, he is made to taste its reward in this world. And as far as the believer is concerned, Allah stores (the reward) of his virtues for the Hereafter and provides him sustenance in this world according to his obedience to Him (Allah).”(Muslim)
Question and Answer:
Q. My sister is a Muslim and she has fallen in love with a Hindu man. Can my sister marry a Hindu man?
A.  At the outset, it should be understood that premarital relationships are totally prohibited in Islam. Such relationships must be terminated and abundant Taubah and Istighfaar should be made as it is a sin that draws the wrath and anger of Allah Ta’ala.
As far the marriage of a Muslim with a Hindu is concerned, it is not permissible for a Muslim to marry a Hindu unless they accept Islam. Allah Ta’ala mentions:
“Do not marry unbelieving men until they believe” (Quran 2/221)
Therefore, if a Muslim marries a Hindu, the marriage will be unlawful and invalid according to the Shariah. Children born from such a marriage will be considered illegitimate in Islam.
And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ismaeel Bassa
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN) 

Council of Muslim Theologians
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Durban, South Africa
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