Attending A Christian Wedding

Question: My mother, who is a Christian, is getting married soon inshaa’ Allaah and the marriage will take place in a church. She wants me and my wife to attend, what is your advice to me?

Answer: With regards to this question Shaykh Wasiullaah al-Abbas Says: In reality even though there are times when you have to look at the benefit that issues like this may bring, there is no doubt that there is much shirk in the church where the marriage is going to take place as the priest may mention matters of shirk etc. Therefore, it is not permissible to be there or to attend churches, as Allaah says {then after the remembrance, sit not you in the company of those people who are the Zaalimoon (polytheists and wrong doers).} [al-An`aam 6:68] We advise the brother with giving his mother her rights regarding kindness, and as such he should excuse himself in a good manner, from attending. Perhaps he may give her an appropriate gift so that she will Maintain good relations with him. However, it is not permissible to Attend the church due to the shirk that occurs within.

FIKS Research Department

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