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How can you marry a shia..their belief is different.

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how can you marry a shia..their belief is different...they glorify Imam Ali and curse the other 3 caliphs of islam....they do the matam in Moharram, their prayers are different, they believe in the 12 imams etc etc....please explain... `


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Marriage with shia lawful

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.


Dear and beloved brother in Islam, it may indeed be true that there might be a sect or a people who choose to glorify one of the noblest companions of the Prophet (saws) in excess of their noble status and rank, who choose to (Allah forbid) revile and abuse some amongst the noblest companions or chaste wives of the Prophet (saws), who choose to (Allah forbid) wail and do matam, who choose to offer their prayers slightly differently, who choose to believe in their twelve appointed imaams, etc., etc.,as unacceptable and as impermissible some of their acts and deeds may be in the Sight of Shariah, there is one thing that they do believe and declare without any reservation whatsoever, which supercedes all their supposed acts and deeds; and that is they declare their belief that there is absolutely no deity worthy of worship except Allah Subhanah Alone and that Mohamed (saws) is the Last and Final Messenger of Allah..


Allah is our witness brother, absolutely regardless of their other deeds or actions, any person who declares the shahaadah that there is no god but Allah Subhanah Alone and Prophet Mohamed (saws) is the Last and Final Messenger of Allah will be regarded as a legal muslim in the Sight of Shariah Law and of the believers.and every single right that is due to a muslim in the life of this world will be accorded to them in full: his food will be lawful unto the believers, he can marry amongst the muslims, he will inherit his muslim parents, his believing children will inherit from him, he can visit the Sacred Mosque in Makkah, he will be accorded a muslim burial or janaaza, etc. All the rights that are due to a brother/sister muslim will be accorded to him/her in full.


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

The Prophet (saws) said: Three things are the roots of faith: to refrain from (killing) a person who utters, "There is no god but Allah", not to declare him unbeliever whatever sins he commits, and not to excommunicate him from Islam for his any actions.


As much as some of their acts or deeds might be unacceptable and impermissible in Shariah, we as believers in the Quran and the Sunnah are duty bound to unconditionally obey the Guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws)..and guidance dictates that no person who declares belief in the Absolute Oneness of the Lord Most High and in the appointment of Prophet Mohammed (saws) as the Last and Final Messenger can be declared as a disbeliever, or excommunicated from the fold of Islam, absolutely regardless of their actions or deeds.


It is only the All-Knowing, All-Wise Lord Who Alone holds the Authority, and He Alone Will Judge with Absolute Justice on that Inevitable Day of Judgment who amongst those who declared belief were real muslims and who amongst them were not.


In light of the guidance of the Quran and the Sunnah, we absolutely assure you brother that it is lawful and legal in Shariah Law for a believer to marry any eligible believer who declares the shahaadah or testification of faith in Islam. Whether or not one accepts the marriage proposal of a person who choose to call themselves Shias is a decision each believer has to make for himself.but a marriage between a believer and those who choose to call themselves Shia-Muslims would be absolutely lawful in the Sight of Shariah Law.


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,





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