I am from Pakistan and belong to a Hanafi Muslim family.I follow the Ulama E Deoband,Alhamdulillah, whereas the rest of my family just classify themselves as Hanafi while not going into such a depth as to associate themselves with some Maslak.
The issue is that among my distant relatives, two men are married to Shia women. I would like to provide you information about the situation.
-One of the men is elderly,in his sixties and has been married for over forty years. – The other is young,in his late twenties and has been married for about 3-4 years. -Both marrriages have produced children.
Generally,Shias are considered as deviated but still within the fold of Islam,by most of my family.Hence there was no objection to these two marriages.
Now my questions are:
Should these two Shia women be considered Kafir by default,or should their Aqeeda be investigated?