Mumbai, Oct 22: Bollywood star diva Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor put an end to their love life deciding to turn husband and wife. They tied knot on Tuesday and the wedding ceremony took place at Saif's residence in suburban Bandra through a registered marriage. The marriage has been registered in Mumbai.
However the country's leading Islamic seminary Darul Uloom Deoband declared the wedding un-Islamic, saying the bride did not convert to Islam before the marriage.The Sunny seminary in a press release stated, "The marriage is illegal if Kareena is still a Hindu. Going by the Shariah, we cannot accept that they are husband and wife even if they got their marriage registered with the registrar of marriage.
Mufti Rashid Qasmi, a member of the seminary, said, "As per the Islamic law, the man and the woman both should be Muslims if they tie the nuptial knot. Otherwise the marriage will be Nazayaz- illegal and un-Islamic to be more precise." He went on to add, "Although they have declared that she has changed her name from Kareena to Safeena, this was not enough. Conversion from other religion to Islam is a lengthy process and they must follow it to give their marriage acceptability in the community."
Saif, 42, son of late Nawab of Pataudi and former Indian cricket captain Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi and actress Sharmila Tagore, sealed his relationship with Kareena, 32, at his residence in suburban Bandra through a registered marriage.