If the engagement ceremony is contrary to Islam, Is the person regarded to be polytheist (mushrik)?

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One of my friends engaged with a Non-Muslim. The engagement was performed according to the Hindu customs. After the engagement, he was concerned whether he had committed shirk or not?
The Answer

Dear Brother / Sister,

If the engagement ceremony is contrary to Islam, he is regarded to have committed a sin but he is not regarded to be a polytheist (mushrik) because he has belief in his heart. He should repent. Besides, if his fiancée is not a Muslim or someone from the People of the Book (a Christian or Jew), it is not permissible for him to marry her. Their marriage is regarded invalid, and their intercourse is regarded as fornication.

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