My right to get married???



I would like to ask what is my right as a muslim woman to get married to a person who just said the shahada? It is true that he did it so he can be able to marry me, but is that not ok? He is allowing me to live my life as a muslim and my influence can bring him closer to this deen. I keep meeitng muslims who live like kufars or who do not like me because of my age (almost 40). I want to know my rights since my parents are against this man because he does not come from a muslim background. Please help!


wa ‘alaykum salam,

Of course, once he says shahada he has become Muslim, and Shari`ah permits you to marry him. If your parents are concerned about known character defects or problems, that is another issue, in which case you should pay attention to their objections. If however, they are simply objecting out of bigotry, that has no place in our faith.

And Allah knows best,

Taher Siddiqui

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