Sharia Law: Marriage in Muslims

In the religion of Islam, ‘marriage’ is considered as blessed and otherworldly understanding, it is urgent and important to perceive the essence of the religion of Muslims: ‘Islam’. In an exacting sense, a Muslim wedding is a basic common understanding including a proposition to be engaged of the lady by way of herself or her mom or father and acknowledgment by means of the man who can pay a dower as thought.

Proposition or offer to wed can be from man side. Shari’a law joins a few explicit guidelines identified with progression, divorce settlement, dower, and disintegration of marriage, be that as it may, it gives space to the individuals, and gatherings, engaged with an agreement, are allowed to include and settle statements concurring to their desire.

Inter-religion Marriages

A man in Sunni law may wed a muslim lady or a kitabiya (individuals of the book); however a Muslim lady can’t wed anybody with the exception of a Muslim. It is important to clarify the terms Kitabi also, kitabiya , the previous of which alludes to a man and last to a lady. A kitabi is a man accepting in a relevated religion having a Divine Book.

The words kitabi and kitabiya have additionally been rendered ‘scriptuary’. For the most part, this term connected uniquely to Jews, and to Christians every one of whom has an uncovered Book.

There is a saying in Qur’an that those who are unbelievers will be the ‘inmates of the fire.’As a result, a Muslim man is restricted to marry the woman who is not kitabiya and they can’t enter into a valid marriage. According to the Holy Quran, the marriage of a Muslim woman with non-devotee is proclaimed as batil (void).

A standard among Shias is stricter. A Shia, a male or a female isn’t permitted to manufacture a conjugal relationship by the understanding of nikah; however a male shia have a choice to get a mut’a marriage (temporary marriage) with a kitabiya.

In Pakistan, Muslim can legally wed a lady, who is Christian or Jewish by confidence, as indicated by the fundamentals of Muslim Law. I accept that all religions are equivalent under the steady gaze of the law. Numerous times, the inquiry emerged in my mind that, when a Christian lady marry a Muslim man, which law wins between both? Do the lady reserve a privilege to enlist her marriage as indicated by her individual law? Thus, I think about this case with regards to the law of Pakistan.

Marriages between Muslim and Christians have been fairly frequent. A Muslim woman is not allowed to be wed with a Christian man; such kind of relationship is declared as void. But a Muslim man may marry a Christian woman in accordance with a Muslim law. Such a marriage must be in Pakistan solemnized in accordance with the provisions of the Christian Marriage Act 1872. The marriage of a Christian must take place in the presence of a marriage registrar else it would be “void”. Since a Muslim woman cannot lawfully marry a non-Muslim, she can’t be married to a Christian under the provisions of this Act.

Inter-sect Marriages

Muslim people of different sects can intermarry with each other with their free will and consent. A uniqueness between school of law, for example, Shia or Sunni, Hanafi or Maliki doesn’t make a difference furthermore, it is entirely incidental and unimportant.

Every life partner holds their own status on marriage and no rule of law compels the wife to adopt the sect of the husband; there is thus no emergence as in the law of domicile. There is no law in Sharia which negates inter-sect marriages. These marriages are lawfully authoritative and formally accepted.


I, being a resident of Pakistan, speak up in the support of converge relationships. I trust that this culture will assume a superior job in limiting the religious sectarianism in our nation. I am idealistic and predicting increasingly others conscious and tolerant society with less partiality. This may reinforce resilience and shared regard among the individuals of various sects.