Why are some Ahmadis sometimes given permission to marry non-Ahmadis or non-Muslims?


A Jamaat official expressed his concerns to Hazrat Khalifatul Masih Vaa over Ahmadi girls being permitted to marry non-Ahmadi or non-Muslim men and sought guidance on the issue. 

In a letter dated 29 February 2020, Huzooraa gave the following guidance on this issue:

“Some of the commandments of Islam are of an administrative nature regarding which God Almighty has not given any authority to the general Muslims to change them but has given the authority to the Prophet and his successors to modify them and to make a judgement according to the circumstances. 

“In my view, the issue of marriage of Muslim men and women with non-Muslims is one of such administrative matters. Therefore, whether an Ahmadi man or a woman is allowed to marry a non-Ahmadi or a non-Muslim is a matter for the discretion of the caliph of the time [Khalifa-e-Waqt]. Nobody else has this authority. The Khalifa-e-Waqt decides in each case according to the circumstances. Therefore, whenever I am contacted for permission, your job is only to send me a report with your opinion. Your job does not extend beyond that.”

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