Nation Of Islam


Salaam Alaykum,
My husband started to follow Nation Of Islam (from Farrakhan) partially, he is in between sunna Islam and Nation of Islam.
Are Nation of Islam muslims? Is my marriage valid?


Waalaykumussalam warahmatullah.
Any person that declares that “there is no god but Allah (‘The One God’), and Muhammad (i.e. Muhammad the son of Abdullah the son of Abd al-Muttalib 570-632 CE) is His Messenger,” and keeps the rest of the obligatorily-known Five Pillars of submission (Salat, Zakat, Fasting the month of Ramadan, Hajj) and believes in the obligatorily-known Seven Pillars of faith (“I believe in Allah, in His angels, in His Books, in His Messengers, in the Last Day, in Foreordained Destiny — the good of it and the evil of it — as being from Allah, and in Resurrection after death”) as being categorically obligatory: such a person is a Muslim.
Whoever believes and practices the above is a Muslim without doubt and their marriage with a Muslim woman is valid. If someone thus described lapses into depravation or deviance they are called upon to correct themselves and return to the right path but they are still Muslim.
However, anyone that goes so far as to declare or believe that by Muhammad is meant someone else than the Holy Prophet sent to Arabia in the 7th century CE, or that there is another true Prophet after him, or that Salat is not obligatory, or that Salat is other than what the two billion Muslims practice five times daily facing the qibla, or to knowingly add to or subtract from it or any other of the obligatorily-known practical obligations of the Five Pillars or faith tenets of the Seven Pillars, is not a Muslim. Such a person’s marriage with a Muslim woman would be invalid.
And Allah knows best.
Hajj Gibril Haddad

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