According to the laws of Islam is it right for a parent to give their daughter in marriage to a Qadiani? What are the formalities? How can he be converted to Islam?
The first thing that should be clarified is that the Shari`ah does not entail any express directives regarding the interpersonal relations between Muslims and the Ahmadis, simply because of the fact that the Ahmadis did not exist at the time of the revelation of the Shari`ah. Thus, it would be incorrect to say that the “Islamic law” prohibits or allows a Muslim woman/man to marry an Ahmadi man/woman. The matter does not relate to the Islamic law (i.e. the Shari`ah), but to the Muslim law (i.e. the law made by the Muslims in the light of the directives of the Shari`ah).
Keeping the above explanation in perspective, contemporary Muslim laws do not allow Muslims to marry Ahmadis.
If a person wants to become a Muslim, converting from Ahmadiism, he may simply renounce the belief of holding Mirza Ghulam Ahmad of Qadian a prophet of God and declare his adherence to the beliefs of Islam. This should preferably be done in a competent court of law, to give such conversion a legal standing.
1st July 2000