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Paint Me As I Am
14-09-2005, 03:45 AM
I am new to this forum and i just wanted to say that i became a muslim almost 5 yrs ago.. I live in a area where there is no muslims or arabs, (Monterey, Ca.USA)
When i took my shahadah i was never told i had that in writting for marriage in another country- Is this True?
14-09-2005, 04:43 AM
Although I've read geography, I dont really no the layout of California very well. But I think you may not be to far away from these guys http://www.zaytuna.org/index.asp . There based, I think, in Haywood/SF Ca. If your not in touch with them already I suggest you make that a priority. :subh: They are good people (may Allah protect them and benefit us all by them) anybody who tells you otherwise, jus cut them of. :subh: There are very many people here in UK who would love the opportunity to be in such proximity to such blessed scholars and in such a warm climate. :cool:
And in answer to your question, I dont really no. But it wouldn't surprise me, because these days you need to have a piece of paper to wipe your **se. ;)
May Allah bless you with good.
15-09-2005, 04:21 PM
I've heard that in some Middle Eastern countries they require reverts/converts to Islam to have written proof of their Shahadah before they are allowed to partake in religious rituals, such as pilgrimage, marriage etc.
This may vary from country to country, so a good idea would be to contact the relevant embassies or similar.
In any case, islamically you don't need any written proof of your Shahadah, or for that matter even your marriage/nikah, for you to be recognised as a Muslim or for your marriage to be contracted and halal/blessed.
It's just that the state might not recognise it. But Allah taAla will.
Paint Me As I Am
16-09-2005, 03:49 AM
so, if i marry in egypt before a judge i would have to have a document of my Shahadah..
Well, again here in USA they give u no document of that...
16-09-2005, 05:47 AM
The local Islamic Center should be able to do that (or that of the nearest large city). You just have to go there and re-affirm your shahada in front of the Imam of the Center.
I would assume that it would be beneficial if the Islamic Center is affiliated with (or run by) Imams from the respective country you plan to go to. I am not very familiar with the marriage details required - but, for Hajj, my sister-in-law was advised to get a "certificate" affirming that she was a muslim. She got it from London, although she's a US Citizen.
Hope that helps.
PS. There are many search engines that will find you your local mosque in the USA - google for it (I don't have it bookmarked), or others here can guide you to the sites.
21-09-2005, 09:12 AM
You do get a certificate from these centres to proof you are muslim since many new muslims don't have any Identity documents with their muslim names. Also, it is useful should you die to ensure that you will receive a muslim burial.
Wa alaykum salam
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