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Don't convert to marry, says Muslim seminary

July 02, 2008 16:27 IST

An Islamic seminary in Muzaffarnagar has issued a fatwa saying that conversion of a woman to Islam for the purpose of getting married with someone from the faith is illegal and against the Shariat.

The fatwa was issued in response to a question posed before the Darul Uloom Deoband asking whether the conversion of a non-Muslim woman into Islam for the purposes of marriage was justified.

The deputy in-charge of the organisation's fatwa department, Mufti Ahsan Kasmi, said conversion to Islam must be in good faith and not for getting something.

President of the Uttar Pradesh Imams Organisation, Mufti Zulfikar, has also come out in support of the fatwa.

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