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A Muslim Woman Cannot Marry a Non-Muslim Man

Why Muslim Woman Cannot Marry Non-Muslim Man

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Islam does not encourage the interfaith marriages. 2- The general rule of Islam is that Muslims should marry Muslims. 3- …

Restrictions on Women

Are There Too Many Restrictions on Women?

Salam (Peace) Amy,  Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam.  Your questions don’t offend us. Rather, they show that you are making a real effort to understand Islam.  Modesty As for your question on women being restricted in dress, in the West, on the one hand women seem to be saying: “I …

Want to Marry a Buddhist Girl

Want to Marry a Buddhist Girl

Answer by Dr. Wael Shihab: Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah (swt), and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Thank you for your question. A Muslim should have good, fair, and ethical relations with all people, …

Fiancé Wants Me to Become a Muslim

Fiancé Wants Me to Become a Muslim

Answer: Peace be upon you, sister! It sounds like you are in a real tough spot. One’s faith can be a very significant variable in a marriage decision. It seems like each of you love and honor your relationship to the Divine which means you’re both devoted to your path. This is a great thing …

I Loved Him Because He Was a Muslim

I Loved Him Because He Was a Muslim

Answer: My dear sister, What you have experienced is not an uncommon story, I am sorry to say. Many non-Muslim women are attracted to Muslim men because of the way in which this comprehensive religion shapes the characteristics of Muslims. The non-Muslim woman, in fact, falls for these characteristics, never seeing the man and frequently …

Christian - Muslim Marriage

Marriage Between a Muslim Man and a Christian Woman?

Asalamu Alaikum Syed, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Marriage is not to be entered into lightly, and in Islam there are certain rules for a marriage to be valid. In other words, the marriage must meet certain requirements before Muslims accept that a marriage has really taken place. A Muslim marriage …

How Can I Lead a Happy Life with My Muslim Husband

How Can I Lead a Happy Life with My Muslim Husband?

Assalamu Alaikum Dear Sister,  Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. When I first read your question I felt so sorry that my mother has already passed away, as she – in my opinion – could have been the best person to answer your question, through her successful experience with her …

Interfaith Marriage

The Challenge: Interfaith Marriage & Child Rearing

As-Salamu ‘Alaykum, Thank you so much for writing to us. Let us be clear right from the start that even though Islam allows Muslim men to marry righteous women from the People of the Book, there is no compromise on two fronts: The children must be raised as Muslims. The household must be conducted according …

About Children of Interfaith Marriages and Gays

About Children of Interfaith Marriages and Gays

Salam Dear Samah,  Thank you for your questions and for contacting Ask About Islam. First of all, please understand that a Muslim is prohibited from marrying a non-Muslim woman, with the exception of Ahl Al-Kitab or People of the Book (namely, Jews or Christians). Therefore the question of the religion of the children born to non-Muslim …

Supportive Details for Interfaith Marriage

Supportive Details for Interfaith Marriage

Salam Dear Jacqualine, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Islam did not just begin with Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Islam means peace and submission to God the Almighty (Allah) and this has been an essential part of human life since the first man, Adam (peace be upon him). …



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