The royal wedding, demonstrators, and a touch of Maqasid

I was quite surprised to hear [1] that some people wanted to demonstrate against the royal wedding. Yes this is a non-Muslim wedding; nonetheless, they are celebrating and upholding a great institution here. Why should they demonstrate? There is nothing in the Shari’ah where it states that non-Muslims aren’t allowed to marry. They are allowed to marry, have children and this right (men and women getting married together) has been given by God to all human beings, irrespective of their religion or culture, and it should be celebrated.

God states in the Qur’an:

And God has made for you partners of your own nature, and made for you, out of them, sons and daughters and grandchildren, and provided for you sustenance of the best: will they then believe in vain things, and be ungrateful for God’s favours?’ Continue reading The royal wedding, demonstrators, and a touch of Maqasid