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I am in love with a non muslim from past 7 years and never inteneded to marry him though as I always thought it is wrong to go against Islam and parents.

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I am in love with a non muslim from past 7 years and never inteneded to marry him though as I always thought it is wrong to go against Islam and parents. But when the time came and my parents started looking out for a groom for me, I realised that I genuinely like this person and there is no better person than him for me. I also feel it is wrong to get married to a person who I am not interested in. He is not willing to convert and I also do not want to force him to when he doesn`t believe in it. My question is, why is it wrong to marry a non muslim who does not have enough exposure to Islam, to actually follow the religion. he would obviously follow what has been taught to him since childhood. What I like in this person is that he is a non muslim but his deeds are very good.never hurts anybody, takes care of his parents,me and my parents and no ill feelings etc. I have known many muslims whose deeds are not good and my parents want me to get married to them only `coz they r muslims. Is this right? what should be given weightage? good deeds of a person or only a person`s birth in Islam is enough?

Now, I am in a confused state `coz logically i feel he is not the wrong person but if I have to by Islam I have to leave him `coz his birth was not in Islam on which he had no say.Even if I decide to leave him, I cannot live with any other person again as I do not want to do injustice to anybody else by having this person in my mind.

What should I do now and why can`t I stay a spinster all my life?

 

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Why cant marry a non muslim

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 none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 221:

221 Do not marry unbelieving women (idolaters) until they believe; a slave woman who believes is better than an unbelieving woman even though she allure you. Nor marry (your girls) to unbelievers until they believe: a man slave who believes is better than un unbeliever even though he allure you. Unbelievers do (but) beckon you to the fire. But Allah beckons by His Grace to the Garden (of Bliss) and forgiveness and makes His Signs clear to mankind: that they may celebrate His praise.

 

Allah Subhanah has absolutely forbidden the marriage of a believing woman, if indeed she believes in Allah and the Last Day, to marry a disbeliever, regardless of how much that disbeliever may allure herfor the Lord Declares that the disbelievers do but beckon one to nothing but the eternal and everlasting torment of Hell-Firewhile those who chose to obey and follow the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws), are beckoned by the Grace of the Lord to the Eternal and Everlasting Gradens of Bliss in the Hereafter.

 

Your Question: What I like in this person is that he is a non muslim but his deeds are very good.never hurts anybody, takes care of his parents,me and my parents and no ill feelings etc.

Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, every person has two types of rights which he must fulfill:

  1. Rights due to his Lord and Creator
  2. Rights due to his fellow man

 


It may indeed be that one is a disbeliever and his deeds towards his fellow man might be extremely good and the person dutifully fulfills all his due rights towards his fellow human beings.but because the person has chosen to disbelieve in the Absolute and Supreme Oneness of the Lord Creator and His obedience, he obviously denies and rejects the rights due to His Lord and Creator!

 

If one denies and rejects the rights due to their own Creator, regardless of the other rights he gives to any in creation.the deeds of such a person are absolutely worthless in the Sight of his Lord Creator, for such a person has denied the very Lord Who Created him in the first place!

 

Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 47 Surah Mohammad verses 8-9:

8 But those who reject (Allah) for them is destruction and (Allah) will render their deeds astray (from their mark).

9 That is because they hate the Revelation of Allah; so He has made their deeds fruitless.

 

Your Question: I have known many muslims whose deeds are not good and my parents want me to get married to them only `coz they r muslims. Is this right? what should be given weightage? good deeds of a person or only a person`s birth in Islam is enough?

Dear and beloved Sister in Islam, it may indeed also happen that one might profess to be a believer, but the person fails to fulfill his rights to his fellow man as guided by Allah Subhanah.

 

Thus when you seek to find a suitor to marry, it is not necessary (although it would be legal) for you to marry one who has only professed belief, but is bankrupt when dealing with his fellow beings!!! But rather you should seek to marry one who is able to fulfill both the rights.first and foremost to the Lord and Creator Who created him, and also the rights that are due to his fellow man.

 

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3090 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, 'When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied, asks your daughter in marriage, accede to his request.

 

The Messenger of Allah (saws) guided the believing woman to seek husbands who not only fulfill their due rights to their Creator, but also to their fellow man.

 

If one marries one who professes belief, such a marriage will be at least lawful in the Sight of Allah Subhanah; but if one chooses to disobey a clear Command of their Lord and marry a disbeliever, such a marriage will be absolutely unlawful and a gross violation of the Laws of Allah Subhanah.

 

Your Question: what should be given weightage? good deeds of a person or only a person`s birth in Islam is enough?

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3090 Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, 'When someone with whose religion and character you are satisfied, asks your daughter in marriage, accede to his request.

 

Beloved Sister, it is not possible for one to recognize and give their full due rights to their Creator.and disregard all the rights due to ones fellow man; nor is it possible that one gives their full and due rights to his fellow man to perfection, and does not recognize and give the due rights to the One Who Created him in the first place!

 

It would obviously be best if one finds a suitor who fulfills both the rights: to their Creator and to their fellow man.such a person would make a ideal companion!

 

Your Question: Now, I am in a confused state `coz logically i feel he is not the wrong person but if I have to by Islam I have to leave him `coz his birth was not in Islam on which he had no say.

Beloved Sister, the entry into the fold of Islam is not at all restricted to those who are born of muslim parents alone..every individual who wishes to accept the Truth, has the option to become a muslim, regardless of the religion or belief of his parents!

 

A disbeliever is not a disbeliever because he is born of non-muslim parents; but a disbeliever is a disbeliever because, of his own free will and choice, he chose to worship or associate other things or beings as his god or gods with his One and Only Creator!

 

Your Question: Even if I decide to leave him, I cannot live with any other person again as I do not want to do injustice to anybody else by having this person in my mind.

For a believing woman to chose to marry a disbeliever is not even an option in Islam, if indeed she believes in Allah and His Day of Accounting!

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 33 Surah Ahzaab verse 36:

It does not behove a believing man and a believing woman that when Allah and His Messenger have given their decision in a matter, they should exercise an option in that matter of theirs. For whoever disobeys Allah and His Messenger, has indeed strayed into manifest error.

 

Your Question: What should I do now and why can`t I stay a spinster all my life? 

The lawful options which you have left yourself are:

  1. Either the disbelieving person you wish to marry sincerely accepts Islam as his way of life, and then you seek to marry him.
  2. If the disbeliever brother refuses to accept Islam, then seek to marry a believer who you are satisfied will fulfill both his due rights, to his Creator as well as to the created.
  3. If you cannot find one who satisfies that criteria, then you obviously have a choice not to marry.for marriage is indeed not obligatory upon the believers in Islam.

 

But my beloved sister, as your brothers and sincere well-wishers in faith, we assure you in the Blessed Name of your Lord Creator.to seek to marry one who disbelieves in Allah Subhanah and His Messenger (saws) would be a crime beyond compare in the Sight of your Lord, with Whom every individual has a Day of Reckoning in the Hereafter.

 

If one trusts, obeys, and follows the guidance and commands of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of never ever being misled; but if one believes, obeys and follows any other guidance, other than that of Allah and His Messenger (saws), one can be assured of being led astray.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

 

 

Burhan


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