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Sayyid marrying a non-Sayyid

Fatwaa ID: 385

My wife is syed and got our nikkah done without her wali as no one from her family accepted. Now her mother and grandparents accept but her father still doesn’t. As she is syed it’s stated that she cannot marry outside her cast. Is our nikkah valid. We have a child too. Jazakallah khair

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

At the outset, nikaah between a Sayyid and a non-Sayyid is permissible and valid. There is no religious reprehension in that. As for marrying without the permission of the wali and their obvious unacceptance and disappointment, that is incorrect and blame worthy. Nevertheless, the marriage in the enquired situation, your marriage is valid. We advise that you continue showing kindness and respect to her family.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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