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