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Interfaith Marriage in Islam – Is It Possible?

Interfaith Marriage in Islam

It seems that a lot of Muslims still follow the rules set by their religion – Islam. The Qur’an states different rules that would have to be followed when it comes to marriage in Islam and Muslims are also bent on following the said rules. There is a rule there that says that people are only allowed to marry people who are believers. This means that people from different religions should not be considered anymore even if they are attracted to those people. Do remember that since times have modernized, there are instances already when a Muslim man can marry a non Muslim woman.

Marrying a Non – Muslim Woman

While usually, marrying a non Muslim is not allowed, there are times when Muslim men are given a chance to get married provided that the women they are going to get married with Christian or Jewish women. The reason for this is because Christians and Jews believe that there is only one God which is the same with what Muslims believe in. Aside from that, there are also laws and rules that Christians and Jews believe in that are very similar to the rules that have been made by Allah. Do remember that if this union takes place, the off spring will always be raised as Muslims and not Jewish or Christian.

Marrying a Non – Muslim Man

Since women are considered to be the second rate gender when it comes to Muslims, they are not allowed to marry a non Muslim man at all so there is nothing to talk about interfaith marriage for them. Another reason that is usually given for this is because the man should be the head of the household. If the household would be headed by someone who is non Muslim then he does not deserve the respect of the Muslim woman. The only way by which a Muslim man can marry a non Muslim man is if the man would decide to convert to Islam. This can be hard for a lot of people especially if men are not very particular about the teachings and if they do not believe some of the scriptures that are there.

Given the various facts that are mentioned above, it is quite obvious that interfaith marriage in Islam is possible between a Muslim and a non Muslim but there are still several rules and circumstances that would have to be given proper attention to not risk breaking the rules set by Allah as written in the Qur’an.

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