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Can my cousin marry a mehdi akida(belief) girl?

"And whoever desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost all spiritual good" (3:85).

"And whoever desires a religion other than Islam (submission to Allah), never will it be accepted of him; and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost all spiritual good" (3:85).

My cousin wants to marry a girl who belongs to mahedivya akida and we belong to tablig. We asked our aalim about this marriage whether it is possible or not, and our aalim told that mahedivya akida people are not Muslims only and this marriage is not possible. So I want to know

1. Whether my cousin can marry with this girl or not. And what is the solution?

2. Whether mahedivya akida people are muslims or not. If not why?

Please help us out....


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  1. asalamu alaikum,

    I've never heard of mahedivya akida before.

    ma salama..

  2. Neham,

    I tried to Google some information in regards to Mahdavia as it is something that I am not familiar with. This is what I found:

    Mahdavia is a sect within Islam, founded by Hazrath Syed Muhammad Jaunpuri in India in the 15th century CE. Jaunpuri declared himself to be the Imam Mahdi, the prophesied redeemer in Islam, and the denomination takes its name from the term mahdi ("guided"). The Mahdavi regard Jaunpuri as the Imam Mahdi, the Caliph of Allah and the second most important figure after the Islamic prophet Muhammad.

    If I understand correctly, this is a false sect with a false Imam Mahdi. I am no scholar by any stretch of the imagination so God willing, someone with more knowledge will offer their thoughts on the subject. Allah hu alem.


  3. Assalaamualaikam

    I think it's important for your cousin and this girl to approach scholars and get conclusions on the matter from experts. We can give our opinions, but your cousin will almost certainly want expert assessment of the situation.

    Until the issue is resolved, please remind your cousin to maintain appropriate boundaries in his interactions with this girl.

    Midnightmoon editor

  4. Assalamualaykum,

    This sect is mostly found and orginated from Indian sub continent. Sunni scholars from India has done tremendous effort to do a thorough research on this sect and came up with this beautiful book.

    It would be worth spending an hour or two to understand this sect and draw conclusions.


  5. watch below video this will help you understand more about mahdavi

  6. I had not heard of Mahdavia before you mentioned it. The first paragraph of Wikipedia says:

    "Jaunpuri declared himself to be Mahdi, and as such "a caliph of Allah". He claimed to teach the true inner meaning of the Qur'an and strictly adhere to the Sunnah of Muhammad (abū al-Qāsim ibn ʿAbd Allāh). He claimed that religion has three main aspects: īmān, islām, and ihsan; that Muhammad did not explain the third part (i.e., the commandments of Ihsan), and that conveying this was left to the Mahdi."

    It sounds as if they believe that the mission of Rasulullah (sws) was incomplete, and that he did not fulfill his job. This is a lie. Allah said in the Quran, "Today I have completed for you your religion..." And the Messenger of Allah (sws) testified that he had delivered the message in full. Islam is complete and does not need any fake mahdi to explain it.

    They are clearly a deviant sect.

    Further, I read portions of the book in the link above. the Mahdavia apparently consider their founder to be equal to the Prophet Muhammad (sws). This is blasphemy. Also, it seems that the Mahdavia look upon other Muslims as People of the Book, not true Muslims, because we do not believe in their Mahdi. They will not pray behind someone who is not Mahdavi.

    A Muslim should not marry people from this community.

    Wael Editor

  7. As salaam alaikum
    A Muslim can marry any ahle kitaab books revealed by Allah s.w.t the mehdi akida are called mehdavia they worship Allah and prophet Muhammed is the messenger of God so in my view it's nothing wrong in marring her

  8. Can you please let us know who is the aalim who commented that mahdavia community are not Muslims.

  9. Mahdavia is a sect in Islam. It is not the religion. More over mahdavia follows the true sunna. Please do not misunderstand and mispropagate the about it.

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