Robin Padilla-Mariel Rodriguez Marriage
September 17, 2010 § 2 Comments
Robin Padilla and Mariel Rodriguez just got married. Yet, they did not marry in a Muslim ceremony. They got married through an Ibaloi ceremony.
Robin explains that they got married in an Ibaloi ceremony because his mother is an Igorot. The ceremony lasted for one and half hours, afterwards, they also got married before a pastor. It is unknown why they married twice.
I thought Robin is a Balik-Islam, a Muslim revert? Robin is an active member of the local Balik-Islam movement. He is known as Abdullah. They should have gotten married in a Muslim ceremony.
Does this mean that Robin is not a Muslim anymore? The Ibaloi ceremony involves using blood smearing of a pig, two things considered haram by Muslims. Fact is, the entire ceremony is considered haram.
For the sake of our fellow Muslims, Robin Padilla should explain if he already abandoned the Muslim faith.
Robin Padilla committed two unholy things—touching the blood, eating pork and professing faith in a contrary religion. This is, obviously, a public announcement of his abandonment of Islam.
Legally, there is nothing wrong with marrying twice which involves religious ceremonies. As far as we know, Robin is now legally married with Mariel. It is unclear though if Robin’s marriage with Liezel Sicangco has been declared annulled by the Philippine authorities. If Robin and Liezel just got annulled through the Muslim right of annulment, then, it is legal. However, they still need to go to the motions of applying for an annulment. Without a clear court order showing that the courts had granted the annulment, then, Robin’s marriage with Mariel is deemed illegal and void ab initio (void from the start).