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  • I thought that Muslim women can only marry Muslim men.
  • If you love him and he is respectful of your wishes, Then I say Go For It!
  • Religion really shouldn't matter if you love him. Go for it.
  • HEy , i think love should be the only thing that matters ..I work with a beautiful Muslim woman from Somalia , who im very attracted to , and she is at least somewhat attracted to me ... Im also a agnostic man .. I respect what a muslim woman does with her self .. It shows great integrity .. But i fear that if i let my feelings grow on her , i might end up hurt ... But im going to see where it goes .. were talking now and being flirty .. And she said she cant " date " but we could hang out at her house in a friendly manner ... So do you have any advice for me ... Cuz i see this woman as a woman i can possibly love . And to be honest she has all the great and rare qualities i need in a woman for a mate ( in this case it would have to be wife ) ... Any advice ???
  • good luck .... you'll need it
  • WoW...this is an old question...I was just thumbing through some oldies. Okay...to answer these old posts, I'm sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but Muslim women are ONLY allowed to marry Muslim men. That's all there is to it. To the people that posted saying that they think religion shouldn't have anything to do with it, please don't give false information to a religion you don't practice.
  • Well telling u frankly I fink its written clearly in the quraan zat u shud nt marry a man/woman til he /she convert to islam...Luv does matter u knw as the others said above but above all there shud be Luv for Almighty God..!!!
  • i agree with all who say follow your heart and love . that is the real essence of human power . all the written dogmas and religions are there to stop many from being happy .it seems to me . religion clearly say no you cannot . well religion is wrong again. that is why i reject religions and live my life with civil rules they are more humane and fair as they evolve with our times . religious writing said the earth was flat ( Christianity )and the earth is fixed and not move (islam)go and believe that
  • sadly you can not as a muslim woman can only marry a muslim man because then the children would take the religion of the father... and that would be wrong... but on the other hand a muslim man could marry a non muslim woman because that means his children would be muslims and his job is to convince his wife to convert but he can marry her before she converts.. get me and those who avoid somethin for allahs sake its said " you will not leave anything for the sake of allah, almighty and majestic, except that allah will give you something better" this is the translation from arabic my home language and what the Holy Quran is writtin in in arabic its more powerful in words... god be with u in doing the right decision sister...
  • Your family might disown you. It isn't so frowned up to DATE a non-muslim, but it is expected that you will MARRY a muslim man.
  • 1) "Traditionally, Muslim jurists hold that Muslim women may only enter into marriage with Muslim men. The Qur'an explicitly allows Muslim men to marry chaste women of the People of the Book, a term which includes Jews and Christians. However, these traditions do not go unchallenged. An examination of the text in the long standing reference cited in footnote. All jurists agreed that a Muslim man or woman may not marry a mushrik [one who associates partners with Allah]. As it is mention in surah Baqrah 2nd sura in chapter 2 verse no. 221 [ do not marry idolatresses women (till they believe) in Allah; (for lo! A believing bondwoman) marrying a believing slave woman (is better than an idolatress) who is a free woman (though she pleases you) though you may like her comeliness and beauty; (and give not your daughters in marriage to idolaters till they believe) in Allah, (for lo! A believing slave) Allah says: giving your daughters in marriage to a believing slave (is better than an idolater) is better than your daughter marrying an idolater who is free (though he pleases you) though his body and strength may please you. (These invite unto the Fire) they invite to disbelief and to works that lead to hell, (and Allah inviteth unto the Garden) by means of His divine Oneness, (and unto forgiveness) through repentance (by His grace) by His leave, (and He expoundeth thus His revelations) His commands and prohibitions regarding marriage (to mankind that they may remember) so that they may take admonition and refrain from unlawful marriage.] He also goes on to cite the often overlooked fact that the same jurists who ruled that Muslim women may not marry non-Muslim men also considered marriage between Muslim men and non-Muslim women in the west to be far less than desirable: "Importantly, the Hanafi, Maliki, and Shafi'i jurists held that it is reprehensible (makruh) for Muslim men to marry a kitabiyya if they live in non-Muslim countries. They argued that in non-Muslim countries, mothers will be able to influence the children the most. Therefore, there is a high likelihood that the children will not grow up to be good Muslims unless both parents are Muslim. Some jurists even went as far as saying that Muslim men are prohibited from marrying a kitabiyya if they live in non-Muslim countries." This matter remains unsettled in the west where Muslim men and women are free to marry non-Muslims, and there are those who do without repercussions from Muslim jurists." Source and further information: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muslim_marriage 2) "Regardless of what he may feel, what his family thinks is more important. Unfortunately, the family's considerations must be followed for many Muslims. I would move on and find someone that could love all of you, regardless of your beliefs." Source and further information: http://marriagepartner.com/forum/showthread.php?t=475
  • As i said many times in AB "religion is a private symbol of a person's beliefs"....so yes you can, and let your children decide which religion they want.
  • I will never understand interfaith marriage. what one partner knows to be true the other knows to be false. with agnostic he knows you can not know islam is right while you know it is right. unless religion is nothing more than a lapel pin to you, it is counterproductive to date someone who does not believe the same as you. if your core beliefs are not shared then how can you share EVERYTHING as one should in a marriage?
  • You can do whatever the hell you want to do.
  • No. Muslim women must marry Muslim men. If you do marry an agnostic you will lose your religion.
  • No mortal can know the answer. Follow your heart.
  • Why not? Why not? Ask yourself. Why you have to waste your life by following something which doesn't provide you the freedom to live the way you like it.
  • I don't think the questioner is honest one!
  • Not faithful follower
  • I am a Muslim and I say absolutely. Go for it, that is if you love each other.

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