Respected Mufti Saheb,
As Salaamu Alaikum
I have been brought up with the belief that it is better to marry within one’s own tribe (our family is part of the indian tribal system: surti, memon, kokni, etc.). I have been told marrying from one’s own tribe has been recommended by The Holy Prophet (SAW). My search to verify this claim from a hadith point of view has thus far been unsuccessful. Rather, I have come across other claims which state that The Holy Prophet (SAW) recommended marrying outside of one’s tribe. If the Prophet (SAW) has recommended marrying in one’s own tribe, or outside of one’s tribe, or both, could you kindly provide me with reference(s) from hadith?
An email reply will be greatly appreciated.
Wa alaykumus salaam wa rahmatullaah
Respected brother in islam
The question you pose has to do with kufw(compatibility) in marraige. It is a lenghty discussion but alhamdulillaah the answer is to be found on our website where a detailed article has been placed. The link to this articles is