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Can I worship the Hindu god after I accept Islam?

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Hello, I am a Hindu girl. I am in a relationship with a Muslim guy for 8 years and now we want to get married. Here are few questions I want to ask you:

1. Can we get married without me converting into an Islamic girl?

2. If I get converted for the sake of his (the guy I'm gonna marry) family, than can I worship my Hindu god even after that?

3. Do I have to change my name for converting into Islam (my name is Ritisha)?

Please answer my questions asap. need your assistance.

- nahisha28


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  1. NO you cannot .
    Actually Islam is not a new religion started by prophet Mohammad peace be up on him .Its the revived version of one true religion came down to earth along with Adam peace be up on him.
    You can read Bhavisha purana .You will know.

  2. Hello Ritisha,

    Thank you for asking. However, you are not allowed to marry this man according to Islam, because you are not Muslim. Converting to Islam for marriage will be in vain and your relationship will remain invalid. Allah Said:

    And do not marry Al-Mushrikat (idolatresses, etc.) till they believe (worship Allah Alone). And indeed a slave woman who believes is better than a (free) Mushrikah (idolatress, etc.), even though she pleases you. And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al-Mushrikun till they believe (in Allah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater, etc.), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikun) invite you to the Fire, but Allah invites (you) to Paradise and Forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember. (2:221)

    This verse of the Qur'an forbids a Muslim from marrying a Hindu. So the answer to your first question is NO

    Your second question indicates that you worship the Hindu gods, but want to be called a Muslim in porder to marry him. If this is true, then you are still Hindu and will not become or be called a Muslim, unless you accept that Allah Is The Only God Worthy of Worship and reject everything/everyone else worshiped beside Him. This is a requirement of Worshiping Allah. Without this, no one can be a Muslim. i.e. Singling out Allah for Worship. If you worship anyone other than Allah that involves Shirk (polytheism) which is the greatest sin and unacceptable. If you convert just to marry him while actually remain a Hindu, your conversion will be invalid, so will your relation. So the answer to your second question is NO.

    Name is not required to be changed if it has no polytheistic meaning. If Ritisha has a polytheistic meaning or it points to a Hindu idol or something, then you will have to change it. But name is secondary, first off, you need to correct your belief about Who Created you and why you exist? Allah Said:

    Had there been therein (in the heavens and the earth) gods besides Allah, then verily both would have been ruined. Glorified be Allah, the Lord of the Throne, (High is He) above what they attribute to Him! (21:22)

    And He Said:

    And I (Allah) created not the jinns and humans except they should worship Me (Alone). (51:56)

    Know that Allah Created all of us, the universe, and everything that exists. He Is The Only God and everything else that is worshiped are just names and false deities.

    You must understand what it means by "there is no true God but Allah". It means that He Is The Only One Worthy of being Worshipped and Has no Image. Like in Hinduism, they say god is one, but has many names, viz. Ram, Laxman, Krishna, Ganesh, etc. If what you believe is that these names are also God, and Allah is another, then that is not done, sister. Allah mentioned the words of a prophet from ancient times:

    You worship not besides Him except [mere] names you have named them, you and your fathers, for which Allah has sent down no authority. Legislation is not but for Allah . He has commanded that you worship not except Him. That is the correct religion, but most of the people do not know. (12:40)

    Allah Said in Surah 112:

    Say, "He is Allah , [who is] One. Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born. Nor is there to Him any equivalent."

    Allah Is Pure and Is as He Has Mentioned Himself.

    Sister, if you truly believe that Allah Is your Creator and you will die one day on order to meet Him and give account for your deeds, then this calls for rejection of every other god worshiped beside Him, even names that are not in Quran and Hadith. This is called TAWHEED (Singling out Allah for Worship) which is the duty of every Muslim. A Muslim can not be a true Muslim until he or she does this. When there is worship of anything or anyone beside Allah, then Tawheed is absent. Because Shirk (polytheism) and Tawheed can not live together.

    This was about believing in Allah. The next requirement is belief in the last Prophet - Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, belief that he brought the perfect and complete message to all Humans, which is the Quran. This involves belief that all books that Allah Had Revealed before the Quran are abrogated and are no more valid, whatever heavenly book you speak about. In addition, Quran and Hadith are the only sources of the Religion and no other book can be referred to in this matter.

    This also involves obedience to Allah and Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him in every word they say and taking what the Prophet has given us.

    If you have believed in the above and agree to the conditions, even if "love" is a part of the reason, then you are ready to become a Muslim. Otherwise, you need to read and learn further.

    Once you become a Muslim, you are allowed to marry a Muslim man. But make sure this man is upright and follows pure Islam, before you marry him.

    All the best!

    Abu Abdul Bari
    IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  3. Dear Ritisha,

    Your entering Islam for the 'sake' of anyone is invalid. You're not a Muslim until you accept from your heart that Allah is the True God and Almighty and Islam is His religion.
    You see, this is why in Islam there is no ritual or rites for becoming a Muslim, it is entirely a matter of heart. You accept in your heart that "There is no God but Allah and Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his last and final messenger." and then say it with your tongue as evidence.

    So, answering your question, no you cannot worship any hindu diety after that, no other diety at all, in fact. Even though, Muslims consider Jesus (pbuh) as the Messenger of God, we still do not worship Him.

    Worship in entirety is only for Allah. Not even the Prophets.

    I request you to accept Islam in spirit and action and see for yourself the sweetness of Faith. if you have even an inkling of doubt in your heart about the Truth of Allah and Islam, your conversion will be invalid, and eventually your Nikah too. Because Nikah is only valid between two muslims.

    You can do your research on Islam before converting and be convinced yourself rather than converting for the sake of anyone. There are plenty of resources available nowadays, on Youtube as well as in the form of books where scholars of Islam have drawn parallels between Hinduism and Islam and how Hinduism itself talks about Islam being the true religion and the only way to Allah (God).

    may Allah make it easy for you. Aameen.

  4. Hello Ritisha,

    I understand that you really love him and want to marry him but converting just for the sake of marriage is wrong.

    I will answer you questions:-

    1. Can we get married without me converting into an Islamic girl?
    Ans - NO, Marriage would be invalid because a Muslim can only marry another Muslim. After if you convert just for the sake of getting married then that conversion is also invalid.

    2. If I get converted for the sake of his (the guy I'm gonna marry) family, than can I worship my Hindu god even after that?
    Ans - NO, You cannot worship any GOD but Allah after you convert to Islam. But there is no compulsion in Islam. NO one can force you to become a Muslim.

    3. Do I have to change my name for converting into Islam (my name is Ritisha)?
    Ans- NO, Changing name is not necessary after conversion.

    I would strongly suggest you that you look into Islam before marriage him. Study Islam. Get at least detailed information about FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM.

    I would like to give some information about Islam in relates to your religion.

    Muslims believe in Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). He was the final messenger of GOD to human mankind. His name is mentioned in Hindu Scriptures:-
    Etha sminnanthare mletcha acharyena samanwitha Mahamada ithikhyadha shishya shakha samanwitham
    (Bhavishya Purana 3:3:3:5)
    Translated “Then a preacher by name Mahammad along with his followers will appear in foreign Island.”
    Ne me viduh sura-ganah prabhavam na maharsayah Ahamad-ir hi devanam maharsinam ca sarvasah
    (Bhagavad-gita ch.10 ver.2)
    Translated “Neither the hosts of demigods nor the great sages know my origin, Ahamad is the name of a man who will demolish demigods and demi-sages.”
    Concept of God is similar in Islam and Hinduism which that GOD is only ONE, doesn’t have partners, there is none like him. :-

    1. "Ekam evadvitiyam"
    "He is One only without a second."
    [Chandogya Upanishad 6:2:1]1

    2. "Na casya kascij janita na cadhipah."
    "Of Him there are neither parents nor lord."
    [Svetasvatara Upanishad 6:9]2

    3. "Na tasya pratima asti"
    "There is no likeness of Him."
    [Svetasvatara Upanishad 4:19]3
    For more details go the below link:-

    http://www.irf.net/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=146&Itemid=129

    Hope this helps.

    Bye Take care, All the best.

  5. Assalaamualaikam

    In order for a conversion to mean anything, it really needs to be genuine. Without that sincerity, it and everything it's based on, is a lie and without substance.

    If you wish to learn about Islam, I would greatly encourage that - read the Quran and about the life of our Beloved Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him), and learn the principles of Islam.

    Islam is not as it is portrayed in some media, it is not oppressive or extreme. On the contrary, principles of respect, tolerance and moderation are emphasised.

    I would especially suggest you read about the early days of Islam, when our earliest prophets moved away from the polytheistic cultures of their fathers - even if you do not end up feeling that you wish to convert to Islam, you will then at least have learned about a different perspective on polytheism, which you can reflect on.

    If you do not feel you can accept Allah and Islam in your heart, it would not be right to convert. Islam is not just a word to put on a form, or a tradition to be brought out at holidays - to be a Muslim is an identity and a way of life.

    I would also encourage you to ask your boyfriend to read about Islam as well - it sounds like he may have lost sight of some of the major principles of his faith, and the most generous gift you could give him is the chance to reconnect with Islam and rediscover his path.

    Midnightmoon
    IslamicAnswers.com editor

  6. I posted a response, has it been deleted ?

    • Yes, because it was unnecessarily harsh.

      Wael
      IslamicAnswers.com Editor

      • Huh?? Ummm, okay then :S

        The shahada should not be taken to suit someone's needs if they are not serious about the religion and of course it is insulting that this person thinks they can continue to worship the Hindu gods afterward.

        My approach in answering was firm, don't take this to mean harsh 🙂

        • It is not insulting, brother. The person simply does not know and needs to be informed and educated in a good way. It's never wrong or insulting to ask a question.

          Wael
          IslamicAnswers.com Editor

  7. i m lovng hindu girl n i m muslim . she like islam n she wants to convert shall i marry her

  8. Q: Can I worship a God of Hindu?

    Answer: You are only allow to worship ur creator. There is only one creator of this universe and we only should worship him alone. There is no seprate god of a Muslim or a hindu. The God is one. Some call him Allah and some call him parmashever. Some say Khuda and some say God but He is one. The true creator of this universe.

    If you worship anyone beside ur creator then you are doing something wrong because no one else give you food to eat. no one else fulfill ur desires. Who created all the stuff for you to eat? who created water for you to drink? If God is fulfilling ur all desires then why are you worshiping someone beside him? they do not give you anything to eat. Only worship ur creator the one who created you and every thing. If you will worship anyone beside Him (ur true God) then He will surely put you in hell because you are not thanking him and worshiping some others. Worshiping those who even cannot give you anything and they also ask from their creator. This is very simple.

    Q: Can we get married without me converting into an Islamic girl?

    I dont know the real believe of you husband but let me tell you one thing if your husband is worshiping some other God rather then his creator then you should think twice before getting marry with him. It is not just by saying I am muslim or I am hindu it is believe on one true Lord. Some ppl say that we are Muslim but they still worship other Gods rather then the True God. They assosiate partners with God.

    Q: Do I have to change my name for converting into Islam

    I think there is nothing like that your name is according to your country and region. You have no need to change ur name.

  9. Dear Ritisha.
    I think the above comments have given you your answer but all I want to add is that converting into any religion (be it islam, christianity, Hinduism.. ANY) just for the sake of marriage, just for the sake of another man or waman and his/her family is not correct. It is insulting to you too that you should change your entire beleif system for another man. To get into a marriage which not only may not be valid (as explained above) but also may not be a happy one since the two families may not be very happy with it. Please do convert to islam if you wish to. But convert because you are drawn to it and beleive in its teachings and want to sincerely beleive in Allah and His Prophet and not for some mortal man. If however you convert with the intention to sincerely follow your husbands religion then you should. The choice of conversion should be your own... and it should be for the right reason.
    And my comment may not be appreciated by many but i think its better for you to remain a hindu and marry a hindu man then convert into a religion which you are not keen on sincerely folowwing (i make this assumption considering you still want to worship your own gods).
    Take pride in your beleifs be it in your religion or in your choice of converting. Whatever you may follow, follow it with sincerity. saying this, i do hope you convert to islam some day. Its a beautiful religionand full of hope and understanding. but the choice should be yours and be for the right reasons.

    • aabshaar

      You can only suggest her that conversion should be for the sake of Allah ..whether she converts or no only Allah knows .

      But you are doing wrong here if you tell her to take pride in her faith which is idol worship .Muslims are supposed to give dawah (and correct them and not force them ) and telling others to follow other wrong belief is not a good thing .I think this will be a major sin and haraam .. Max you can do is keep quiet instead of telling wrong stuff ...May Allah give you right knowledge of deen .

  10. No!!!! You cannot already Rishita

    Once you are a Muslim girl, you cannot worship any Hindu deities anymore but It makes you worship only Allah, Subahana Wala taala.

    If you still practice your Puja, Hindu deity worship and Pilgrim to Hindu religious places, it will consider you committing Shirk ( a unforgivable sin which a worship of idols resembling Deities, animals who a idolized as Sacred animals, carved stone images and other worshiping materials other than Allah, Subbaha Wala Taala)

    I'm a Muslim from Singapore and I'm am mixed Malay & Indian

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