“And do not marry polytheistic women until they believe.
And a believing slave woman is better than a polytheist, even though she might please you.
He describes the traditional thought and then goes on to mention that he, personally, finds the evidence regarding the prohibition to be weak and does not feel comfortable telling a woman she cannot marry a kitabiyya [People of the Book.] I am not a scholar, but Dr.
Yet, few are actually willing to articulate this in an official forum. Abou El Fadl is an example of a scholar who has openly and candidly addressed the issue of Muslim women marrying “men of the Book.” In his response he explains his dislike of the issue and his tendency to avoid answering the question.
It aims to establish a home on the bases of tranquility, faith and Islamic morals.
To fulfil this task, the whole family must apply Allah’s course and try to convey His message.
Few modern scholars feel comfortable forbidding it for that reason.
This opinion does not apply to marriages where one converts to another’s faith.First of all, it is to be stressed that Islam does not encourage the interfaith marriages.The general rule of Islam is that Muslims should marry Muslims.In the UK, 21,000 interfaith marriages were recorded in 2001.Although no new statistics on the issue have been released since then, imams in the UK told Al Jazeera that these figures have surged in recent years.Being raised in a country that promotes tolerance and acceptance of others, they do not see themselves any ‘different’ to their non-Muslim compatriots.