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Atheist Loves a Muslim

Atheist Loves a Muslim: What Should She Do?

Salaam Amanda, and thank you for your question. I appreciate you trusting us enough to answer this very personal, important question. I hope that my response will be useful to you and your friend. Muslims Instructed to Marry Other Muslims In general, according to traditional Islamic law, Muslims are not supposed to marry people that …

Mom Doesn’t Accept My Non-Muslim Husband

Mom Doesn’t Accept My Non-Muslim Husband

In this counseling answer: “You could arrange something where you will all get together in a positive environment. If she is given this chance to get to know him like you do and talk to him herself rather than hearing about him through you, then she will be given the opportunity to develop a fondness …

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Marriage Between a Muslim Man and a Christian Woman?

Short Answer:  There are five conditions for the validity of a marriage contract in Islam. Getting married in a church before going on to the mosque for the “Muslim” ceremony is quite missing the point. In the eyes of Islam, the Christian ceremony does not join the two in marriage. _____________________________________ Assalamu Alaikum Syed, Thank …

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 …

Christian Man & Muslim Woman In Love: Can It Work?

Christian Man & Muslim Woman In Love: Can It Work?

In this counseling answer: The counselor advises the brother to follow this woman’s lead and wait for a year to see how things unfold. She further encourages him to learn about Islam and also to, first and foremost, focus on his studies and work. Peace and blessing to you dear brother, Thank you so very …

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- …

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 …



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