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Can a Muslim Woman Marry a Non-Muslim Man?

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Safiyyah

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Sep 17, 2016

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There seems to be a consensus that such a marriage is unlawful, but all the reasons for the prohibition seem to be extra-Quranical and outdated. What if a man respects and tolerates the faith of a Muslim women and if she is independent?

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About Dr. Shabir Ally

Dr. Shabir Ally holds a B.A. in Religious Studies from Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, with a specialization in Biblical Literature. He also holds an M.A. and a Ph.D. from the University of Toronto with a specialization in Quranic Exegesis.

He is the president of the Islamic Information and Dawah Centre International in Toronto where he functions as Imam. He travels internationally to represent Islam in public lectures and interfaith dialogues. He explains Islam on a weekly television program called "Let the Quran Speak". Past episodes of this show can be seen online at: www.quranspeaks.com.

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