Salam, i wanted to ask a question .. about marriage as one of my firned is facing a problem, that he is sunni and he wants to marry a girl who is shia , so please can you explain in detail that is it allowed or not
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salam, i wanted to ask a question .. about marriage as one of my firned is facing a problem, that he is sunni and he wants to marry a girl who is shia , so please can you explain in detail that is it allowed or not , and please do mention some hadith or quranic ayat in which ALLAH or Nabi(pbuh) suggested to whom we should marry .. or what we should really find in our partner.. ?? thanks
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Shia sunni marriage
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Your Question: .that he is sunni and he wants to marry a girl who is shia , so please can you explain in detail that is it allowed or not
Dear and beloved brother in Islam, regardless of the various differences in belief and practice amongst those who call themselves sunnis and those who call themselves shias; both sects believe with conviction in the Supreme and Absolute Oneness of Allah Subhanah and the appointment of Prophet Mohamed (saws) as Allahs Last and Final Messenger.thus both, those who call themselves sunnis and those who call themselves shias are muslims in the Sight of Shariah Law, and a marriage between the two eligible non-mehram muslims would be absolutely valid, legal, and lawful in the Sight of Shariah Law.
Your Question:..and please do mention some hadith or quranic ayat in which ALLAH or Nabi(pbuh) suggested to whom we should marry ..
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chatper 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:
5 This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers but chaste women among the People of the Book revealed before your time when ye give them their due dowers and desire chastity not lewdness nor secret intrigues. If anyone rejects faith fruitless is his work and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).
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.
It is permissible in Shariah Law for a believing man to marry a chaste non-mehram muslim woman, or a chaste non-mehram women from amongst the People of the Book (Jews and Christians). Other than marrying a chaste non-mehram woman from amongst the Muslims, Christians, or Jews, it is absolutely forbidden for a believer to marry a woman who holds any pagan or idolatrous belief, unless that woman reverts to Islam.
The believing women are only allowed to marry non-mehram believing men in Islam. It is absolutely forbidden for a believing woman to marry a man who holds any pagan or idolatrous belief, unless that man reverts to Islam.
Your Question: .. or what we should really find in our partner.. ??
Guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) for the men when choosing their bride:
Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.27 Narrated by Abu Huraira
The Prophet (saws) said, "A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So you should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be a loser."
Guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws) when choosing a groom:
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. If you do not do so, there will be temptation on earth and extensive corruption.'
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