Dating muslim woman causes stir
Late on Friday, photos of an interfaith couple who got married in a Lebanese church went viral, causing quite the stir on social media.It was later revealed that the church wedding came days after the couple had also held an Islamic wedding ceremony.Al-Bukhaari (6601) and Muslim (1408) narrated that Abu Hurayrah (may Allah be pleased with him) said: The Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) said: “A man should not propose marriage to a woman to whom his brother has already proposed and he should not outbid his brother.A man should not marry a woman if he is already married to her paternal aunt or maternal aunt.
Hence the Messenger (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) forbade seeking out the faults of the Muslims, and he forbade backbiting, malicious gossip, suspicion, mutual hatred, mutual envy and everything that may lead to causing trouble among Muslims. This prohibition is emphasised if causing trouble between people is done to spoil that which could have been the means of bringing them together, instilling love between them and uniting them, such as marriage.After facing several obstacles, they were eventually able to convince their families to accept their union after promising that they would wed in both an Islamic religious ceremony and a Christian church wedding.They then got an approval from Sheikh Ali Al Ameen, who based his decision on a fatwa that allows for Muslim women to marry 'people of the book,' meaning Christians or Jews.What the woman who has done this must do is hasten to repent, and part of complete repentance is putting right that which she has spoiled and admitting to each party what she said about the other, so that they will understand the situation, then if they want to they can get back together and go ahead with their marriage, or if they want to they can remain as they are now. If it is too difficult to state what really happened, then that can be done by way of hinting or via a third party, striving to set things straight and explain what really happened.