Ben Kitili and his wife Amina Mude have gone their separate ways. This information has lit up the internet with everyone quick to share their theories on why the split occurred.
But at the end of the day, my assertion is that they will be fine and will even get back together again soon enough. Why you ask? because Ben Kitili and Amina Mude have one of the most powerful love stories ever.
Ben Kitili and Amina Mude were had to fight against those that put religion ahead of love to actually get their marriage going. You see, Amina Mude is a Muslim. According to the Islamic faith, when it comes to a woman of the faith marrying a Christian or anything other than a Muslim,
“This day [all] good foods have been made lawful, and the food of those who were given the Scripture is lawful for you and your food is lawful for them. And [lawful in marriage are] chaste women from among the believers and chaste women from among those who were given the Scripture before you, when you have given them their due compensation, desiring chastity, not unlawful sexual intercourse or taking [secret] lovers. And whoever denies the faith – his work has become worthless, and he, in the Hereafter, will be among the losers“.
And in a previous article I wrote celebrating the fact that they stood with each other, I wrote about Ben Kitili and Amina Mude saying,
It can be argued that while his relationship and marriage was fought on faith-based arguments, Ben Kitili can relate to situations in which Kenyans are told they cannot marry members of specific ethnic communities. And this is not a new or novel situation to Kenya either. this is a reality all across Africa and the world.
Amina Mude’s decision to stand by her man is infact an important decision because it spoke to more than just her situation. It spoke to the pain many find themselves having to endure when faced with the dilemma of either choosing the person they love or their family. I for one am happy to say that in this case, Ben Kitili can say love won out.
However, that doesn’t seem to hold any water when it comes to the decision of whether or not they would stay together but this history would give them both some pause for thought given how hard they originally fought to be together.
Another reason why they will stay together is that Amina Mude is a Muslim. Who knew this fact would stand to save their marriage? If indeed Ben Kitili has a wandering eye, then he could always get 3 more wives and Amina’s religion permits it.