Q: A Kurdish man proposed to me, claiming to be a follower of Ahl-ul-Sunnah wal-Jama`ah (adherents to the Sunnah and the Muslim mainstream) and all his deeds appeared to be righteous, his name is Haydar `Abd Al-Husayn Al-Jabry. He accompanied my father for some months while he was our guest. During this period, he displayed nothing but good morals and virtuousness. He appeared before (Part No. 18; Page No. 299) my father as a follower of
and used to attack
publicly and fiercely. Due to this display of righteousness and piety, my father approved of our marriage, but after we consummated the marriage, he declared that he was not a follower of
but that he was a staunch Shiite. When we asked him to revert to Islam upon the methodology of
and urged him repeatedly, he professed that he was neither a follower of Sunnah nor a Shiite but he was a communist (atheist).Your Honor, here is my question:
What is the Islamic ruling on
remaining with this man as his wife, especially that I have abhorred him after he revealed his reality to us? He deceived us for and made us believe he was a follower of the Sunnah. What is the way to annul this marriage contract, or how can I revoke this marriage and get rid of this man, bearing in mind that I live in a non-Muslim country? Please give us your Fatwa (legal opinion issued by a qualified Muslim scholar) and guide us to the best way out, and may Allah reward you!
It is not permissible to give women who adhere to the Sunnah in marriage
Shiite men or
Communists. If the marriage contract is concluded, it will be deemed invalid, as it is known that
Shiites supplicate to the Prophet's household and seek their help, which are acts of major Shirk (associating others with Allah in His Divinity or worship).
Communists are atheists who follow no religion. Thus, you must return to your family and refuse to let him touch you, and try to inform the responsible authority (Part No. 18; Page No. 300) to do whatever is needed to separate you from this man. May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.