Originally posted by rsuchwani
I want to marry a girl who's also Sunni, we were in relation.
I want to know that what will be my plus point as to convince her parents about me as my family still hold the Ismaili path??
AlHamdullilah, I can afford to live separate and can afford marriage.
I'll be greatly thankful of anyone who answers me and give advice with reference of Quran and Sunnah.
Well brother, just be honest with the parents and express your sincere intentions. Thats what matters. You mentioned some plus points in your own post - mention those.
Tell them that you have sincere intentions towards thier daughter, and can afford to live seperately. Let them know that you follow orthodox islam, and obviousley care about bieng a good muslim. The daughter is not marrying the family, shes marrying you - so the family's religous associations should not be a problem, especially since you plan on living seperately anyway.
Hadith tells us that one should choose a mate based on piety and strength of character - alhamdulilah you seem to care about what Islam has to say, so one can assume you have those. I dont see why the parents would disagree with you.
It would be good if you can get a relative or elder to accompany you - or make your intentions/proposal known - since parents would be less wary of your background etc. If your family doesnt want to get involved - find anyother older acquaintance. Makes you seem more secure.
Other than that, I dont know what you specifically meant by advice from Quran and Sunnah. Islamically speaking, if you now follow Prophet's Islam i.e through Hadith and Sunnah - it shouldnt matter to anyone what you previously believed in, or what your parents believe in.
"O Lord, forgive me, my parents and Muslims in the Hereafter. O Lord, show mercy on them as they showed mercy to me when I was young."