Hindusim

Hindus (Hindustani: [ˈɦɪndu] (listen)) are persons who regard themselves as culturally, ethnically, or religiously adhering to aspects of Hinduism. Historically, the term has also been used as a geographical, cultural, and later religious identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent.The historical meaning of the term Hindu has evolved with time. Starting with the Persian and Greek references to the land of the Indus in the 1st millennium BCE through the texts of the medieval era, the term Hindu implied a geographic, ethnic or cultural identifier for people living in the Indian subcontinent around or beyond the Sindhu (Indus) river.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

It is not permissible for a Muslim to give his or her child to non Muslim to raise even to your own mother if she is still non Muslim. Raising the child includes many things which must be from Muslim and never allowed from non Muslim, e.g. Halal food, Faith in Allah, practicing religious obligatory acts, etc.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

Allah says in Quran: It is not allowed for the Prophet and those who believe to ask Allah's forgiveness for the Mushrikeen (polytheists) even though they be of kin. (Sura Tawbah, verse113).

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

It is Not permissible at all. There is no marriage allowed between Muslim female and non Muslim male under any situation. If the man becomes a Muslim, then he will be allowed to marry a Muslim female like any other Muslim.

Wassalam.

Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answered 2 years ago

Bismillah, 

Asalamu Alaykom, 

A Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim male. Such a relationship will be considered illegitimate. 

May Allah grant you success 

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Seyed Ali Shobayri, Seyed Ali Shobayri is of mixed Iranian and Scottish descent who found the path of the Ahlul Bayt (a) by his own research. He holds a BA in Islamic Studies from Middlesex University through the... Answer updated 2 years ago

Bismillah, 

Greetings of peace, 

According to the Islamic belief, acts of worship should be done with the correct theological beliefs and understanding. One cannot know and truly understand how to worship God without going to the prophets, messengers and holy people that He sent to convey His message. 

The Quran states: 

“إِنَّ الدِّينَ عِندَ اللَّهِ الْإِسْلَامُ

Truly, the religion with Allah is Islam.”

-  3:19

It is however possible that some non-Muslims will be excused for not being able to find or ascertain the truth. 

In Islam we also believe acts of goodness do not go unnoticed regardless of the person’s religion. But for acts of worship, these cannot be made up and must be done in the correct way. 

May Allah guide you and all of us to that which is the truth.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

It is not obligatory on new Muslim to change his non Muslim name as far as the name does not contain wrong meaning.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 2 years ago

Yes she can, as she has become a Muslim.

Muslim unmarried female can marry Muslim male.

Wassalam.

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Vinay Khetia, Shaikh Vinay Khetia has studied at various traditional Islamic seminaries in London, Iraq and Syria. He has an undergraduate degree in Religious and Near Eastern Studies from the University of... Answered 2 years ago

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According to Ayt Sistani, there is no problem in having a Hindu server/waiter in itself providing you are not sure that he or she has touched the food with wetness.

The assumption in this case would be that they are not preparing the food hence not transferring wetness to the food- unless you have knowledge otherwise.

Furthermore, providing you have complete confidence that the food is halal both in terms of meat and the absence of cross contamination of haram/impermissible ingredients - ie alcohol, haram meat, etc. there is no Islamic legal requirement to inquire about the religious identity of the chef if you do not know his/her religion.

With all that said above, it is better to eat in trusted Muslim establishments where we are confident that the all the food products are halal.

regards

Sh.Vinay

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Amina Inloes, Amina Inloes is originally from the US and has a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Exeter on Shi'a hadith. She is the program leader for the MA Islamic Studies program at the... Answer updated 2 years ago

This is really a personal ethical question. Muslims have never really fully agreed on the nature on Hinduism. Some consider it a religion that leads people to the divine and others consider it to be superstition and idolatry. Maybe there is truth on both sides as most religious have pluses and minuses and different ways they are practiced.

Anyway, if you think this person is doing something good by going to temple, or if you wish to follow the golden rule "do unto others as you would have them do unto you", then give them a ride. And if you disapprove of them going, then don't give them a ride. 

This is assuming you are giving a ride to a friend, neighbour, relative, etc, and you are not working as an Uber or taxi driver. If you are working as a driver, most drivers do not interfere with where their passengers are going and just take them there.