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I found this article and am curious about anyone's opinion. Personally(privately religious, publically secular) I believe it is the state and communities responsibility to protect the individuals freedom to choose who they marry. https://www.iol.co.za/news/south-africa/western-cape/interfaith-couple-takes-gigantic-leap-as-they-marry-in-open-mosque-11250116
Salaam Alaikum brothers and sisters! "But that day belongs to the Lord, the LORD Almighty-- a day of vengeance, for vengeance on his foes. The sword will devour till it is satisfied, till it has quenched its thirst with blood. For the Lord, the LORD Almighty, will offer sacrifice in the land of the north by the River Euphrates." Jeremiah 46:10 Thoughts on this verse? Do you guys think it is in reference to Imam Mahdi (as).
Hello everyone, I am writing this here because I am facing a very serious issue and I would appreciate some scholarly insight and advice on the matter. I am a chistian woman and have fallen in love with a Muslim man. He is Shia and suggested that I look on this forum for advice, and I believe that this is an appropriate place to ask this questions as neither of us have an answer. He parents do not believe that he can marry me because I am Christian and they say that Shia's are not allowed people of other faces. However, if I were to convert, I would lose support from my entire family. Is there any law that allows for interfaith marriages in Islam? Kindly advice me on this matter as it is very important and we would very much appreciate advice from scholars. Thank you.
I'm having a bit of a problem. I was in a relationship with an Arabic shia Muslim for a year. I'm a white american woman who was never made to follow any religion but I am highly spiritual and open minded to many courses of faith. The two of us were/are in love and both talked actively about our future together. I didn't realize his parents wouldn't be accepting at all, but I think he hoped they would be regardless of previous struggles in the family regarding this issue. Within the last couple weeks, he finally told them about me and they reacted badly--said some things he wouldn't repeat to me and threatened to disown him if he continued on. They are still angry with him and have shortened their leash by a lot. He obeyed them and broke up with me, but we both still have feelings for each other and I know he would have married me had they been accepting. He is worried about their health and doesn't want to further anger them or cause rifts in the family by pushing this issue. I am hardworking, in school, in a great position at my job, and he and I both encourage each other's goals. I know I would make a great wife and good daughter to them. I find his respect and love for his family extremely admirable and is part of what makes me love him like I do. I love the culture and am interested in the faith and said I would be willing to convert. He said his parents weren't upset just because I'm not Muslim, but also because I'm white and because I come from a white family with divorced parents. He says nothing will ever change their mind. I am willing to be patient, understanding, and withstand the negativity to get through to them but he says they won't change. I know the religion permits a man marry a converted woman and that racism is frowned upon (because Allah created us all from the same man and woman) but he says they are set in their ways. I still want to attempt to reach out to them, and bridge this gap, with love, respect, and patience in my heart. I also know that dating is haram and that my boyfriend/ex boyfriend never should have pursued it in the first place, but we're past that now and that's part of the reason why I want his parents' respect to continue forward the correct way. I would never ask him to choose--I want to be PART of the family. Does anyone have any advice on how to reach out to them? Thank you, peace and blessings be upon you all
I have a few questions to ask those in this situation and would greatly appreciate the help!
Assalamualaikum everyone. I couldn't fit my entire issue in the topic title. Honestly, I have more than one issue. I'll start with the first. As the title says, I am a sunni girl from Pakistan who is of marrying age, and is interested in marrying a man I have known since I was probably 11 or 12 years old. He also wants to marry me, but as the title shows, he is Shia. Both of us are invested deeply in our faith, and both of our parents know that we are interested in each other. But because of the Shia Sunni conflict, they don't agree. And his parents seem to have more of a problem with me than mine do with his. In all honesty, my parents don't have that much of an issue with him, they have an issue with his parents. So I'm stuck there. Next issue: Not because of this, but a long time ago, I started doing research about the Sunni Shia split, why it happened, etc etc. I had another friend who is Shia teach me a lot as he was more knowledgeable. A lot of what was said made so much more sense to me than my own sunni history. The history behind the ahlul-bayt and everything, it just made more sense. I debated reverting to Shiasm but I know my parents would not approve of it. I also feel that since I only learned from a Shia side of things, it may be a little biased. Basically I am asking for reasons to stay with sunnism or revert. As I said, the history makes sense, but I don't know. Maybe it just doesn't feel right. I am very conflicted. Just for the record, as stated earlier, I am a very practicing muslim. I wear a hijab, pray, read quran, etc my faith is very important to me. I just don't understand what to do. Jazakallah Khair
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