Marrying a non-Muslim in order to gain permission to stay in a country & a passport

Reference: Fataawa Mu’aasarah – Page 77-78

Question: I want to marry a non-Muslim woman so I can gain permission to stay [in a country] and a passport. Is it permissible for me to get married for this intention only?

Response: If she is from among those to whom it is permissible to get married, then there is no harm in that as the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said:

«A woman is married for four [things]…»…and [therein] he mentioned wealth, and the authenticity [of this narration] is agreed upon [by both al-Bukhaaree and Muslim].

And this situation [as mentioned in the question] is like it (the hadeeth). So if he marries her so he can gain permission to stay [in a country], then there is no harm in that with the condition that he does not have the intention to divorce her once he gains permission to stay. And Allaah [alone] has the Complete knowledge [of all affairs].

About shawkat


Check Also

Self Evaluation

Question: I want to evaluate myself. How do I do that? Answer: As far as the five basic tenets of Islam and the injunctions about Haram food are concerned, there can be no compromise in any situation except as and when allowed ...

Maybe I am Going Wrong Somewhere

Question: I have realised (while reading the Holy Qur’an again) that whoever is a true Muslim is protected by God. Also, a person (a Muslim) was talking to me, and he said that if I were a true Muslim, then these materialistic ...

Coping with Teasing

Question: Some of the people in my hall go on screaming ‘Allah, Allah’ whenever they see me just for fun sake — nothing to offend me or my religion. What should I do about that? Answer: Rejoice in being persecuted for righteousness’ ...