Islam muslim women marrying non muslims?

I understand that in islam, it's only allowed for men to marry non-muslim women [or somethin along those lines] but ONLY if the woman accepts the mans faith/religious practises and such

But what if a woman wanted to marry a non-muslim man who accepted her faith/religious practises??

is this dis-allowed in islam or is it just frowned upon??

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASEEEEE if anyone answers, make sure you know what you're talking about and have researched on it and its not just hearsay



wat if the man [husband] was to allow the woman [wife] to stick with her faith/religion and would want the children to be muslim though he will not be converting (or reverting) himself

hopefully this makes sense...

14 Answers

  • sakota
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago
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    Muslim men can marry Christian or Jewish women and they do not have to convert to Islam:

    Bismillah erahman eraheem

    And you are permitted to marry virtuous women who are believers, and virtuous women of those who have received the Scriptures before you, when you shall have provided them their portions, living chastely with them without fornication, and without taking concubines.” (Quran 5:7)

    Muslim women are to marry only Muslim men as it is thought that the family's religion will be set by the father. A Christian man married to a Muslim woman would not allow their children to be Muslim. The father is always the head of the family not matter what religion or culture he is from

    Source(s): salam-peace
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  • C J
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    First, lets address the male marriage practices. A Muslim man may marry any woman who is of the judeo-christian religions including all sects of Judaism, Christianity and Islam. It is only when a woman of a non-judeo-christian religion, such as Hinduism or Buddhism is to marry a Muslim man that she must convert. This is because adherents of Judaism, Christianity and Islam all worship the same singular god.

    As for women, in a strict Koranic view of Muslim marriage, it would be prohibited for a woman to marry a non-Islamic man unless he converts. This is because the man is considered the leader of the family and the family's religious doings, and as such it would be possible for the female to be dissuaded from her Muslim heritage and belief structure. An exemption that has been touted over the century by various religious scholars is that if a man is upheld in the community to a high degree that his non-Muslim status has little bearing upon his "righteousness and ability to provide a Muslim upbringing for his wife and children" the father of the Muslim female has the discretion as to whether or not his daughter may marry the non-Muslim. This is however restricted to those of the judeo-christian religions with no exception for other religions with out conversion.

    Source(s): PhD. Sharia (Islamic) Law
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  • 1 decade ago

    ◙ Muslims believe that Moses and Jesus, peace and blessings be upon them all, were Prophets of Allah and so they give them full honor and respect.

    ◙ Jews and Christians do not consider Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, as the Prophet of Allah. Thus they are unable to give the same respect and honor to him and to his followers. A Jewish or Christian woman with a Muslim husband will be in a much better position than a Muslim woman with a Jewish or a Christian husband. Even then, there are many non-Muslim women who married outside their faith say that they wish their religion too had forbidden them, because they know how difficult and hard it is to be the wife of a husband who has a different faith.

    ◙ A Muslim woman should know that Allah has really honored her and made it easy for her by not allowing her to marry a non-Muslim man.

    ◙ According to the Qur'an, the husband is the head of the household and his wife should obey him. Allah does not put the Muslim woman in a position that a non-Muslim becomes her head in her own private life. Allah has spared her to suffer from being under the authority of a non-Muslim husband.

    ◙ Please abandon the idea of marrying a non-Muslim, unless he truly accepts Islam. If you marry a non-Muslim, this will be a major sin. You will be living in sin and your relationship with that non-Muslim will be illegitimate in the eyes of Allah. May Allah protect you from all sins, Amen.”

    • fok5 years agoReport

      shut the **** up, islam is the best And people who dont follow the quarAn are Ll bad poeple

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  • 4 years ago

    Assalamu alaikum my dear sister pam. You are the honey of your husband.Is it the reality in your life or is it just as your fiction or illusion?If it is in reality that your husband is a non muslim whose age is older 18 years older than your own age and now he has long illness you must keep be patient. You know that a muslim woman including the one who reverts, could not marry non muslim man. You are right but you must try without force to teach him how well about Islam. You must make supplication or du'a to Allah for changing his heart into Islam after you made tahajud shalat. You must take care him as easy as possible just like caring your own father although he is not a muslim.By giving care we hope he will think that Islam is very perfect and the only true religion. You can stay with him until his death but you should treat him not as a husband because in line with the Qur'an and hadith the muslim woman is for muslim man. You marriage is invalid in line with the Qur'an and hadith.In your case,mankind and humanism involve the important role. You must treat him well in his remaining life based on that basis.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ►It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim from any other religion, whether from among the Jews or Christians, or any other kaafir religion. It is not permissible for her to marry a Jew, a Christian, a Magian, a communist, an idol-worshipper, etc.

    ►The evidence for that is the verse in which Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    ◙ “And give not (your daughters) in marriage to Al‑Mushrikoon till they believe (in Allaah Alone) and verily, a believing slave is better than a (free) Mushrik (idolater), even though he pleases you. Those (Al-Mushrikoon) invite you to the Fire, but Allaah invites (you) to Paradise and forgiveness by His Leave, and makes His Ayaat (proofs, evidences, verses, lessons, signs, revelations, etc.) clear to mankind that they may remember” [al-Baqarah 2:221]


    ►The second verse is no. 10 in Surat Al-Mumtahinah, where Allah, the Almighty, says:

    ◙ “O ye who believe! When there come to you believing women refugees, examine (and test) them: Allah knows best as to their Faith: if ye ascertain that they are Believers, then send them not back to the Unbelievers. They are not lawful (wives) for the Unbelievers, nor are the (Unbelievers) lawful (husbands) for them.”

    ►In the light of the foregoing verses and according to the practice of Muslims, it is absolutely Haram (forbidden) for a Muslim woman to get married to a non-Muslim man. This is one of the basics of Islam, and any woman is not supposed to violate the ruling whatever the case maybe.

    ►Now, we have some relevant cases: If a Muslim woman is married to a non-Muslim man believing that this is Halal (permissible) while being aware of the clear-cut proofs prohibiting this, then she has committed an act of disbelief by denying a ruling which has been established by Ijma’ (consensus of scholars).

    ►"If a Muslim woman gets married to a non-Muslim, she will be committing a huge sin and will even be regarded as an adulteress. If she considers it Halal for her to stay in this marriage, denies the prohibition established by the Shari`ah in explicit and unequivocal words, and finds nothing wrong Islamically in keeping up this marriage, then she would be considered a Kafir (disbeliever) in this case."


    ►there is no such a thing as what if "he promissed" to let u practice ur religion,the only way that u 2 can get married is that if he become a muslim,NOT just on paper but to believe in all islamic teaching !!

    • fok5 years agoReport

      Solution: dont be in a religion

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  • 1 decade ago

    No, a female Muslim is not permitted to marry a man of a different faith unless he is willing to convert to Islam himself...

    The children produced would be expected to be raised Muslim as their father...

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    ►again if he do not revert [with full acceptance to islamic teaching] u can not marry him,islam only allow women to marry muslim men !


    ►Islam being a complete way of life gives us the minutest details of how to live our lives and the roles we have in society. Man by nature tends to be dominant and woman by nature tends to be compromising. This is a fact which cannot be denied. Some women might claim that they are more dominant in their marriage etc and hence it is not always true that men are dominant. Even if I do agree that there are some women who are more dominant as compared to their husbands, these still are rare cases. Like two in a thousand and thus a minority. Islam is a universal religion and thus needs to secure people at a global level and thus in certain issues its rulings are based on the majority rather than minority.

    ►One might ask here how Islam is securing the woman by its rulings on this matter. Primarily Islam teaches us to believe in all the prophets(pbut) that were sent by Allah(swt) to Mankind. Thus a Muslim by default believes in Jesus(as) and Moses(as). On the other hand, the Christian does not believe in Prophet Muhammad(saw) and the Jew does not believe in Muhammad(saw) nor Jesus(as) as prophets of Allah(swt). This is a very important point because a Muslim man would by default respect the prophet which his non-Muslim wife believes in but a non-Muslim man would not believe or respect the prophet which his wife believes in. After the couple has children, the non-Muslim wife would teach their child to love and respect the prophet she believes in. The Muslim man would certainly not object if his child is being taught to love Jesus(as) or Moses(as). On the other hand the non-Muslim husband might object when his Muslim wife would teach their child about Islam.

    ►It is highly likely for the man to teach his children the religion he follows. A non-Muslim man with a Muslim wife would then teach their child to be a Christian or Jew. This would mean that the mother would have to be a witness to her child being led onto the wrong path. In such a situation the mother might retaliate by teaching her child the Islamic values and principles. This in turn would lead the relations between the spouses to turn sour. This could also lead to domestic violence.

    ►The non-Muslim husband would naturally not recognize Prophet Muhammad(saw) to be a prophet of Allah(swt) and might object to the Islamic practices of his wife. He could object to the hijab which the wife would wear. He could want the wife to dress more ‘moderately’ especially when accompanying him to a party. Moreover he could ask the wife to sit with him while he consumes alcohol. The husband could want the wife to serve alcohol for him and a couple of friends after dinner. It is a huge sin in Islam for a person to have anything to do with alcohol. Moreover the husband could want to eat pork for lunch or dinner and could ask the wife to cook it for him. Again this is something not allowed for a Muslim to do and thus would cause trouble in the family. The husband could find it okay for him to drink where his wife is offering prayers. It could be okay for the husband to keep a pet dog inside the house. This is another thing which is not allowed by Islam but the non-Muslim husband might not understand it. As it can be seen, there can be a lot of issues which can arise between the marriage of a Muslim woman and non-Muslim man.

    ►It is also important to point out that the non-Muslim man could later on, either of himself or out of pressure from his family, compel the Muslim woman to accept the faith he follows. On the other hand, a Muslim man respects the People of the Book and is under strict instructions from Allah(swt) not to compel his wife to change her faith. Hence the rights of a non-Muslim wife are secure and protected in the house of a Muslim man whereas it is not necessarily the same in a vice versa situation.

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  • 5 years ago


    If you marry a non-muslim ... You just should die ... Cause your going to hell ... Cause muslim is the greatest religion ever and anyone who isnt muslim doesnt deserve life or paradise !

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sure it is not allowed


    A Muslim woman wants to marry a kaafir

    Praise be to Allaah.

    It is not permitted for a Muslim man to marry a mushrik woman, or for a Muslim woman to marry a mushrik man. There are no exceptions to this except for marriage to women of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), if they are chaste. This is what is indicated by the evidence of the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and this is what the ummah is unanimously agreed upon. It is not permissible for us to oppose the ruling of Allaah with our reasoning. Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

    “It is not for a believer, man or woman, when Allaah and His Messenger have decreed a matter that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed into a plain error”

    [al-Ahzaab 33:36]

    This woman has to fear Allaah. Whoever fears Allaah, Allaah will make a way out for him. She should also know that if she marries a non-Muslim man, even if he is one of the People of the Book, this marriage in unacceptable in Islam, rather it comes under the rulings on zinaa (fornication, adultery), because this is an invalid marriage contract.

    Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr


    Stories of women who became Muslim and left their kaafir husbands

    Zaynab, the daughter of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). She was married to Abu’l-‘Aas ibn al-Rabee’ during the Jaahiliyyah, but when she became Muslim, their marriage was annulled, and she went and stayed with her father (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him). When her husband became Muslim, the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) sent her back to him.

    (Narrated by al-Tirmidhi, 1143; Abu Dawood, 2240; Ibn Maajah, 2009; classed as saheeh by Imaam Ahmad, 1789. Al-Tirmidhi said, there is nothing wrong with its isnaad).

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    You can marry him only IF he converted to Islam

    and he should convert because he want to worship Allah and he believe in Allah and Islam not because he just want to marry you.

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