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I would simply like to ask whether the "Bohri" sect of followers considered Muslims?

 

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Dear brother, I would simply like to ask whether the "Bohri" sect of followers considered Muslims? and whether it is permissable to marry a follower of the Bohri sect.  

 

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Are bohri muslims

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Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 2526 Narrated by Anas ibn Malik

The Prophet (saws) said: Three things are the roots of faith:

  1. to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah"
  2. and not to declare a believer an unbeliever whatever sin he commits,
  3. and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any actions.

 


Your Question: I would simply like to ask whether the "Bohri" sect of followers considered Muslims?

Islam guides that whoever declares the testimony of faith that there is no god except Allah Alone and that Mohamed (saws) is the Last and Final Messenger of Allah, regardless of whatever he does, he will be regarded as a legal muslim in the sight of Shariah, and all the rights that are due to a believer will be accorded to him in full.

 

Although the Bohra sect are completely involved in the many manifestation of shirk whereby they invoke the dead, invoke and worship the tombs of the deceased pious slaves of Allah, and bow down in sajdah or prostration to their holy priest, etc.; they declare belief in the Oneness of Allah and the appointment of Prophet Mohamed (saws) as the Last and Final Messenger of Allah; thus in the sight of Shariah they will be regarded as legal muslims and all the rights that are due to a muslim will be accorded to them in full.

 

It is only in the Court of Allah Subhanah where it will be made known whether one who declared belief verbally in the world was indeed a true muslim in the Sight of Allah or not.

 

Your Question: and whether it is permissable to marry a follower of the Bohri sect. 

Because of their declaration of faith, the Bohra are legally muslims, it is absolutely permissible for a believer to marry amongst them; and the marriage will be considered absolutely legal and valid in the Sight of Shariah.

 

But whether it is prudent and wise to marry amongst a people who so daringly commit manifest shirk and associate partners with Allah Subhanah is a matter the individual must decide with extreme caution.

 

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Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

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