Questioner: What is the Islaamic ruling on engagement, the one done by the Christians or other than them?

Dr Sharof: If it was invented by the Christians, Islaam does not permit it because of the statement (of the Prophet, sollaLloohu ‘alayhi wa sallam) “whoever imitates a people is one of them”.

Questioner: But if it is discovered after a proper research that it was not invented by the Christians, what we see is that…

Dr Sharof: Cuts in…That is the fact. They invented it. [SOURCE: “CONCEPT OF NIKAAH 4”; TIME: 56 minutes 31 seconds to 56 minutes 55 seconds]

Translated by Aboo Aaishah Al Odeomeey


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