Marrying a Ahmadi legal or not
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. (May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:
Dear brother I have this very urgent question hope that you will answer it quickly as I know you are very busy but Please this is urgent.
my question is that my nephew wants to get maried to a girl who is qadiyani.But she recites the same kalma ,plus follows the quran & she even prays like us.The only difference is they believe that Hazrat Mehdi has already come & left & that Hazrat Issa (AS) will not come.So now is it ok if he marries her because how can he convert her as she already recites the same Kalma.And they also believe that Our Prophet Is the Last Prophet.Plus one more thing is as I have read it myself if iam wrong then correct me that even if somebody recites kalma to protect himself you have to consider him as a muslim because Niyyat is only known by Almighty Allah.How can we say that so & so is not a muslim are we true muslims ?most of us are only muslims by name so instead of lifting fingers on others we should work hard on making ourselves a good practicing muslim.Please reply soon as he wants to get married next month.
May Allah shower his blessings on you for doing this great work.
Sister in Islam
(There may be some grammatical and spelling errors in the above statement. The forum does not change anything from questions, comments and statements received from our readers for circulation in confidentiality.)
Marrying a Ahmadi legal or not
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.
The main area of dispute with the Qaadhianis is that they consider Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as the appointed Prophet of Allah, whereas Allah has explicitly declared in the Holy Quran that Prophet Mohamed (saws) is the Last and the Seal of the Prophets.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 40:
Mohamed is not the father of any of your men, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the Last of the Prophets. And Allah is the Knower of everything.
There are several authentic narrations of the Prophet Mohamed (saws), whereby he has explicitly declared that there is no Prophet coming after him; thus anyone who claims to be a Prophet after Prophet Mohamed (saws) will not be accepted by the muslims. There are several other issues, but this is the absolute major area of dispute.
Therefore, those who believe that there is a Prophet after the Last Messenger of Allah, Prophet Mohamed (saws), automatically leave the fold of Islam. If you ask the person who claims to be an Ahmadi, what they think of the other muslims, who declare the kalima and believe in Prophet Mohamed(saws) as the Last and Final Messenger, they will reply that they have left the fold of believers and are kaafirs, because they have refused to believe in Mirza Ghulam Ahmad as their Prophet!
There are many muslims who declare the kalima, but are heavily involved in the heinous crime of shirk; or there are many muslims who declare the kalima, but refuse to obey anything from Allah and His Messenger (saws). They are muslims simply because they were born into muslim households, or they declare the kalima. We are not aware of what is in their hearts, thus they will legally be muslims and thus receive all the rights that are due to any muslim. They will get the right of inheritance, they can marry among the believers, they will be buried in muslim cemeteries, etc. But in the court of Allah, those muslims who commit shirk and kufr will be treated exactly as the mushriks and the kaafirs of this world, for Allah Alone is indeed aware of what is in their hearts. But if one openly declares that he does not believe in Allah as his Lord and Creator, or that there is another Prophet after Prophet Mohamed (saws), he will leave the fold of Islam, even in this world, and his accounting in the Court of Allah will be severe indeed.
Your Question: that even if somebody recites kalma to protect himself you have to consider him as a muslim because Niyyat is only known by Almighty Allah.How can we say that so & so is not a muslim are we true muslims ?
Sahih Muslim Hadith 178 (part) Narrated by Jundab ibn Abdullah al-Bajali
In one of the battles between the believers and the polytheists, there was a man among the army of polytheists who (was such a fanatic that), whenever he intended to kill a man from among the Muslims, he killed him. When Ussamah bin Zayed (r.a.) raised his sword to kill the disbeliever, he (the soldier of the polytheists) uttered: "There is no god but Allah," but he (Usamah ibn Zayd) killed him. When the messenger of the glad tidings came to the Prophet (saws) he asked him (about the events of the battle) and he informed him about the man (Usamah) and what he had done. The Prophet (saws) called for him and asked him why he had killed him. He (Usamah) said: O Messenger of Allah, he struck the Muslims and killed such and such of them. And he even named some of them. (He continued): I attacked him and when he saw the sword he said: There is no god but Allah. The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: Did you kill him? He (Usamah) replied in the affirmative. He (the Holy Prophet (saws)) remarked: What would you do with: "There is no god but Allah," if he came (before you) on the Day of Judgment? He (Usamah) said: O Messenger of Allah (saws), beg pardon for me (from your Lord). He (the Holy Prophet (saws)) said: What would you do with: "There is no god but Allah" if he came (before you) on the Day of Judgment? He (the Holy Prophet (saws)) added nothing to it but continued to say: What would you do with: "There is no god but Allah," if he came (before you) on the Day of Judgment?
Indeed, Allah Subhanah Alone knows what is the exact condition of ones heart when one declares the shahaadah or testimony of faith that there is no god but Allah, and Mohamed (saws) is Allahs Messenger. As related in the above authentic hadith, it is evident that the Messenger of Allah (saws) did not approve of Hadrat Ussamah bin Zayeds killing of the polytheist after he had declared the shahaadah. If one declares the shahaadah openly, he/she will be treated as a believer, and all the rights that are due to a believer will be accorded to them. Allah Alone knows the conditions of the hearts, and it is He Alone Who will decide on the Day of Judgment who is indeed a true muslim and who is not.
But if one verbally and openly declares anything that goes against the basic tenets of Islam, or verbally and openly declares his disbelief in any of the Revelations of the Quran, or one verbally and openly declares that there is another Prophet after the Last and Final Prophet of Allah, Mohamed ar Rasool Allah (saws); then that person would leave the fold of Islam and will be treated as a disbeliever.
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,