Questions and AnswersCategory: QuestionsMarriage ( Sayyid and non Sayyid)
kalsoom Zaidi asked 1 month ago

السلام علیکم
my question is can syed girl marring with non syed??

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mehdi Staff answered 1 month ago

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بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

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Based on your specific question and information provided.

The Islamic Scholars have divided the Islamic teachings in three parts.Fundamental of Faith ( Belief / Aqidah), Islamic Ethics / Morals, and Islamic Law/ Fiqh / Jurisprudence. The “Institution of  Marriage” is covered by all three. The “Marriage Contract” is cover by Islamic Fiqh/ Jurisprudence.

Sayyid in Jurisprudence terminology are the descendants of  Hashim ( Hashimi).

In terms of Jurisprudence you are asking about the “Marriage Contract” between a  Hashimi and a  Non Hashimi. ? Jurists responds with the Jurisprudence definition of Sayyid ( Hashimi)  in mind.

From Jurisprudence perspective: The “Marriage Contract” is Mubah ( Optional / at your discretion).

From the Fiqh point of view , Part of the Khums is for Sayyids,  Zakat / charity is forbidden on Sayyids from non Sayyids, Sayyid woman marring a Non Sayyid the descendants will be from the Fathers side (Non Sayyids).


What you are probably referring to is : The special lineage within the Hashmi. Sayyids in common religious understanding or Aqidah. (Syed / Sayyid  / Sadat) are the direct descendants of Muhammad Al-Mustafa (Peace be upon him and his pure Progeny)  thru Sayyida Fatima al-Zahra (sa) and our master Amir al-Mu’minin, Imam al-Muttaqeen ‘Ali Ibn Abi Talib (عليه السلام) . (Surah 108 Al-Kawthar).

The direct descendants usually marry with in the lineage and they have been keeping their family tree going back to the Imams(as). They consider it to be a  blessing to be born in this lineage and they try to keep their lineage pure. This is not a Fiqh / Jurisprudence matter, No Taqlid is allowed. They base their understanding (Aqidah) on  Surah 108 Al-Kawthar and Verse of Mawadda (42:23).  It is up to you and your family to discuss these and other matters  with the scholars of Aqidah / Ethics and  who are well versed in the matters of Maʿrifa and Mawadda and formulate your view / preference accordingly.  ( The institution of marriage is an Aqidah issue ).

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