Are we allowed to marry divorced Hindu Women?
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My question is that is it ok to accept a divorced women who is a hindu into marriage and is it right to ask her to convert my fears are that her fist marriage did not workout in one week and if the second marriage to does not work out what will her position be in her fathers house who are devoute hindu i would like an answer on this as i think the motive of conversion is marriage and not faith and as the motive is not honarabel for conversion conversion should be awoided till such time that after marriage she realises the truth in islam and its esence and then conversion would be an acceptabel thing
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Are we allowed to marry divorced Hindu Women?
In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
It is forbidden in Islam for a muslim man to marry a mushrik (Hindu, Budhist, etc.) woman, unless she believes. If a believer does marry a hindu woman, without her converting first to Islam; it will be deemed an invalid marriage in Islamic law, and a sin for the believer.
It is imperative that the Hindu woman must convert to Islam before the marriage. It is obvious that the conversion of the woman to Islam should be with her heart and her recognition of the Truth. But if the woman utters the Kalima (testification that there is no god worthy of worship except Allah Alone, and that Mohamed (saws) is the Messenger of Allah), she will enter into the fold of Islam. Then the marriage of the believer to this woman will be deemed legal in Islam.
If the intention of the conversion is only for marriage, and not a true conversion; then one must fear Allah, for He Knows the deepest secrets of our hearts. Although the woman, by uttering the kalima will be deemed a legal muslim, and the marriage a legal contract in any Shariah Court; in the Court of Allah it will be deemed a conspiracy and severely accountable.
Thus it would be best and a deed worthy of a great reward from Allah Subhanah, if one wishes to marry a mushrik woman, to first invite her to accept Islam with her heart and soul. And marry her only after her acceptance to Islam.
Your Question: My fears are that her fist marriage did not workout in one week and if the second marriage to does not work out what will her position be in her fathers house who are devoute hindu. I would like an answer on this.
It is absolutely forbidden for a believer to marry a mushrik woman, unless she believes. Thus, if one marries the mushrik woman, the marriage will be illegal in Islam and not recognized.
If the woman converts only for the sake of marriage, and Allah forbid, a divorce were to take place; the chances are she will revert back to Hinduism.
But if the woman converts with her heart and soul to Islam, and Allah forbid, a divorce were to take place; she still remains a muslim. Whether the girls family believe in Islam or not, the stand and status of the converted woman remains the same. Every believer is commanded to honor the ties of relationship, whether their family believe in Allah or not. Thus she, as a believer, should, at all times, be dutiful and respectful to her parents and her elders; give all the rights that are due to them; love, honor and cherish her brothers, sisters, nieces, nephews, and all her other blood-relationships. She as a muslim, should always be good and righteous with them, and fear Allah in whatever she does. In the worldly affairs, she will obey and be dutiful to her parents; but if they ever ask her to associate or worship any other being with Allah, she should not do so.
Thus the believers status in regards to their family does not change at all, whether their families believe in Allah or not.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your Brother in Islam,