A recent wedding wherein the Islamic rites of marriage where combined with the marital rites of another religion featured strongly in the news and especially on social media platforms. The fact that the same wedding was attended by Islamic scholars, well-known to their communities, and that attempts were made to grant Islamic sanction to it have caused major discussions within the Muslim community.

A Muslim who knows only the very basics of Islam will easily realise that Islam does not tolerate adulteration in its religious practices and that a wedding with dual or multi-faith rituals is simply and totally unacceptable. However, such ignorance and corruption has crept into the Ummah that it has become imperative to clarify this point for the protection of our Imaan and the Imaan of the generations to follow.

Allah Ta’ala further states, “Whoever seeks a religion other than Islam, it will never be accepted from him. And he will be amongst the losers in the Hereafter.” [Surah Aal-e-Imraan 19 & 85]Allah Ta’ala states in the noble Quran, “The (only) religion in the sight of Allah is Islam.”

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Jamiatul Ulama KZN Statement on Dual Faith Marriages

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