Jamia Binoria is one of the largest Islamic educational institutions in Karachi founded by the well-known Mufti Muhammad Naeem with notable alumni such as Shaykh Nasir Jangda (founder of al-Qalam Institute), Mufti Mohammad Farhan, PhD and Shaykh Suhayl Teli.
It was 2008 when a Muslim male approached Jamia Binoria for seeking clarification if he could marry a girl from a Ismāʿīli family. At that time, Jamia Binoria came out with a clear-cut ruling:
“Ismailis, with the consensus of the ummah, are kuffar and have no place amongst the legitimate sects of Islām. It is not permissible for any Muslim male or female to marry such a non-Muslim, and if they knowingly engage in such a relationship, they the Islamic hudood will be applicable to them. Therefore, instead of marrying a non-Muslim
Ismāʿīli girl, the questioner should seek to marry a Muslim girl and in addition, should abstain from maintaining close relationships with non-Muslims”
The original text of the ruling is reproduced below:
The stance of the ʿUlamāʾ on this issue was affirmed when recently in 2018, they were asked a similar question – this time approached by a Muslim girl seeking permissibility of marrying a Ismāʿīli boy. The response issued by Jamia Binoria was as follows:
“It should be clear that Ismāʿīli (Aga Khani), with the consensus of the ummah, due to their corrupt beliefs have no place in Islām therefore any Muslim male or female should not marry into them.”
The original text of the ruling issued in 2018 is reproduced below: