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Amina asked 2 weeks ago

Question: Hi,

I hope this finds you well.

I’m marrying a Sunni guy who wants to do the marriage the Sunni way with a Sunni sheikh.

My family wants us to do it both the Sunni and Shia way.

So I would do one in the Sunni mosque with the sunni sheikh, and one with a Shia sheikh.

Is it permissible to do the marriage ceremony two different ways, resulting in two contracts?

1 Answers
mehdi Staff answered 2 weeks ago

بِسْمِ ٱللَّٰهِ ٱلرَّحْمَٰنِ ٱلرَّحِيمِ

As Salaamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullahi Wa Barakatuh,

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Based on your specific question and information provided.

Since the Islamic Law is for all time and condition(s). Review and understand all laws and Exceptions applicable to your particular situation in the Section on Marriage see link below.

The Exception of the Marriage between Shia and Sunni is allowed, given that one does Not fear for their (Aqeeda) beliefs.

Having understood the above conditions.

According to Islamic Law, Two contracts are allowed as long as there is no change in the terms and conditions of both contracts.

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