Marrying a deobandi


Thank you for this beautiful website. It has answered lots of my questions. 3 questions for you.

1-A brother who went to Cyprus was told by Mawlana to marry by Ramadhan. He still is not married but has found a lady. She is from the deobandi school of thought and does not believe the Rasul (s) being nur(light) or the hadir and nadir issue. Can he marry her?

2-She has asked him why do lady mureeds kiss Mawlana Shaykh Nazim’s hands..

3-In Palestine, what is the right way for them to fight? I have heard suicide bombs are haraam. So what is the best thing for people in these regions to do?


wa `alaykum salam,

It is permitted for a Muslim to marry even a woman who does not believe in our Prophet, upon him blessings and peace, or in the Qur’an – such as a Christian or a Jew – provided the heart’s disposition is good and there is hope that in time she will accept Islam. If this is allowed with a person of no belief, then it is even more allowed with a person of immature belief toward the Prophet and the Awliya. In time their belief will grow in sha Allah. However, the ultimate criterion should be the nasiha of our spiritual guide (murshid) in the matters of marriage, divorce, and travel.

As for the other question Mawlana’s advice is the same for one as it is for all without difference regardless of nationality or geography: fight evil with dhikr and ask for support from Allah Almighty.

Hajj Gibril Haddad

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