(repeat — LDS matter)

Q: As-salaam-alaikum.  I know that a female cannot marry anyone that is not Muslim in Nikah but, can a male marry a LDS female?  The LDS say they are Christians but, they follow their own Book of Mormon and their own man-made Prophets, so is this allowed for a Muslim man?  Otherwise, she must convert, yes, to Islam before marrying in Nikah with him? I have been confused about his for a long time.
Thank you .
Time: Sunday February 27, 2011 at 6:12 pm

A: وعليكم السلام ورحمة الله وبركاته

  • A woman cannot marry a nonMuslim.
  • We have certain ‘muslim’ groups that also claim to have a living prophet, such groups are not viewed as Muslims. Christianity also deals with such issues between those that scribe to it. This matter relates to belief, not mere similarity in values between faiths. Lets not get emotional on this topic and blur or spiritual insight and religious understanding.
  • A woman/manshould marry that which is part of her/is faith. S/he should marry that caliber of wo/man that would promote and enhance belief in Allah (SWT) and every aspect of faith. This advice is for people that are part of the faith as well as out of the faith. We have many good woman and men that await good partners.
  • Kindly see:  https://islaminaction.wordpress.com/?s=marry+mormon

We appreciate the question, we also appreciate bringing clarity to this matter.

Allah Certainly Knows Best.

One response to “(repeat — LDS matter)

  1. As for the LDS View:

    2 Corinthians 6:14
    Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communion hath light with darkness?

    I think the above scripture explains what the Imam was saying about Mormons (LDS). It also explains the LDS view of interfaith marriage.

    Interfaith marriages are strongly discouraged before they happen. After-the-fact, we have to do whatever possible to support the married couple, because the family is sacred.

    One central problem for an LDS participant in an interfaith marriage is that the marriage cannot happen in the LDS temple, where sacred eternal covenants are made.

    My opinion is that it’s best to avoid any kind of romantic feelings for someone who is not of your own faith.