`Nikah without conversion of a girl illegal`

Leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband has disapproved a proposed love marriage between a Muslim boy and a non-Muslim girl as per Hindu tradition, saying Islam does not allow such a union without conversion.

Last Updated: Apr 01, 2012, 18:30 PM IST

Muzaffarnagar: Leading Islamic seminary Darul
Uloom Deoband has disapproved a proposed love marriage between
a Muslim boy and a non-Muslim girl as per Hindu tradition,
saying Islam does not allow such a union without conversion.

Such nikah before conversion would be considered illegal
under the Shariat law, Deoband said in response to the query
of a Muslim man whose brother fell in love with a non-Muslim
girl and was going to marry her as per Hindu tradition.

The girl and her family members were ready for the union
on the condition that the marriage should be performed as per
Hindu tradition.

Noting that Islam prohibits such marriages, Deoband ruled
that a non-Muslim marriage would be illegal under the Shariat
law. If girl converts to Islam on her own without any
pressure, nikah would be justified, it said.

The fatwa was issued in the wake of a query from a Muslim
man when his brother fell in love with a non-Muslim girl.

PTI