Muzaffarnagar (UP): Islamic seminary
Dar-ul-Uloom Deoband has said conversion to Islam just for the
sake of marriage is against religion.
Its comments came after a Hindu man in Garhi Pukhta
village said he wanted to convert to Islam to marry his
domestic help, who is a Muslim.
Last month, 82-year-old Om Prakash, also a freedom
fighter, and Gasia Begum (50) had applied at the marriage
registrar office. Following stiff opposition to the
relationship by his two sons, Prakash said he would convert to
Islam if he was not allowed to marry Gasia.
Their decision attracted the attention of the Islamic
seminary, which termed any such move against the `Shariat`.
Deputy In-charge of the fatwa department of Deoband,
Mufti Ahsan Kasmi, said conversion of person to Islam for the
purpose of getting married is "against the Shariat".