Can a Muslim woman marry a non Muslim man?

Can a Muslim woman marry a non Muslim man?

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Anis Staff asked 3 years ago

Can a Muslim woman marry a non Muslim man?

We see in western countries that many young women from Muslim families show interest in marrying non Muslim men.

This is becoming a growing problem, because even though their parents advise them that this is not allowed in Islam, they don’t listen.

Is there any flexibility in this matter, so that a Muslim woman can marry a non Muslim man?

1 Answers
Anis Staff answered 3 years ago
This question has been answered by Syed Ahmed Alhasan (as) as given below, the original Arabic is also given:


Question 43:

Peace be to you

I would like an answer from you about my question, since you are most knowledgeable about religious matters

A Christian (Catholic) male has proposed marriage to me and I have agreed, since he is truthful, believes in God and is sincere. But I want to ask your advice, is it allowed (for me) to marry him? And is marrying him permitted (halal) or forbidden (haram) before God. I am asking you this because I am a Muslim female and I would like an answer from you, because I am confused about it (some people say it is allowed and some say it is forbidden, so now I am turning to you). Thank you.

السوال: 43

السلام عليكم

أرجو منكم الإجابة على سؤالي لأنكم أكثر علماً بأمور الدين، تقدم إلى خطبتي رجل مسيحي (كاثوليكي) وأنا وافقت؛ لأنه إنسان صادق ومؤمن باالله ومخلص، لكنني أود أن أستشير حضرتكم، هل يجوز الزواج به ؟ وهل الزواج به حلال أم حرام عند االله ؟ أنا أسأل هذا السؤال لأنني مسلمة، أرجو منك الإجابة على سؤالي لأنني حائرة في أمري (فالبعض يقول حلال والبعض يقول حرام والآن أنا ألجأ لك)، شكراً.

هبة من الأردن مسلمة، العمر ٢١ سنة
٢٩ /ربيع الثاني/ ١٤٢٦ ه ـ . ق



In the name of God, the Abundantly Merciful, the Extremely Merciful, and praise be to God, Lord of the Worlds

If you are a Muslim female then you are not permitted to marry a non Muslim male.

Ahmed Alhasan

Jamadi-al-oola, 1426 AH

(Approximately June 2005 AD)


بسم االله الرحمن الرحيم، والحمد الله رب العالمين

إذا كنت مسلمة فلا يجوز أن تتزوجي بغير مسلم.

أحمد الحسن

جمادي الأول/ ١٤٢٦ ه ـ . ق





الجواب المنير ج 1، ص 75، س 43

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