Can a Sayyid Marry a Non-Sayyid Lady?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat


If a sayyid man and a non-sayyid woman fall in love, is it possible for them to get married, if the woman’s guardian allows it?


I pray you are well.


Yes, it is permissible for a sayyid man to marry a non-sayyid lady, just like it would be permissible for a non-sayyid man to marry a sayyida, with the consent of her guardian. (Maydani, Lubab)

Keep your blessed ancestor, the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace), in mind whenever you interact with her, her family, and your future children, insha’Allah. Always show them the best of conduct because of him (Allah bless him and give him peace), and you’ll benefit in many ways from this marriage.

May Allah facilitate all that is good for you both.


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Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat began his studies in Arabic Grammar and Morphology in 2005. After graduating with a degree in English and History, he moved to Damascus in 2007, where, for 18 months, he studied with many erudite scholars. In late 2008 he moved to Amman, Jordan, where he continued his studies for the next six years in Sacred Law (fiqh), legal theory (Usul al-fiqh), theology, hadith methodology, hadith commentary, and Logic. He was also given licenses of mastery in the science of Quranic recital, and he was able to study an extensive curriculum of Quranic sciences, tafsir, Arabic grammar, and Arabic eloquence.