I live in Hyderabad, India. There is a girl whom I like and want to marry. Although she is a Hindu, she is ready to convert to Islam. My parents are strictly against this. I do not want to hurt my parents. I love them more than anybody else and moreover they are the best people I have seen in the whole world. But I do not want to hurt this girl either.
What am I supposed to do in this situation? Am I permitted to marry a convert to Islam? I am overcome by this enormous problem and only write to you because I want the very best advice. Once again, I like this girl very much and I don’t want to hurt her. I eagerly await your reply.
How did you get so deeply into a situation that you might hurt a girl who is not your fiancée? Furthermore, does she really want to become a good muslimah, regardless of your marrying her, or is it only because she wants to marry soon?
However, if the girl is prepared to come to Islam and be a good Shi’ah wife to you, there is no let or hindrance in your marrying her. Such marriage will be valid even if your parents do not agree. But you should not hurt them.