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Re: Inter-racial & Inter-Religious marriages
By:Dr. Shabbir
Date: Monday, 24 May 2010, 1:39 pm
In Response To: Re: Inter racial & Inter Religio marriages (Jawaid Ahmed)

Azizam Jawaid Saheb,

Thank you again for sharing your wisdom and, this time, experience too.

You might know that a Muslim government can make circumstantially related decisions, for example, ban the hunting of animals that are in danger of extinction.

During his times of Caliphate, Hazrat Umar had banned Muslim men from marrying women from People of the Book. He had observed that

1. Chastity was a rare entity among Jews & Christians even in those times. The Bible would confirm that statement.

2. Rather too many Muslims were marrying those women some of whom even spied for the recently fallen Byzantine and Persian remnants.

3. Another problem was becoming serious. Muslim women were finding it difficult to get a suitable match.

Flexibility is another beauty of the Qur'an. "Allowed" cannot be taken as "Must".

Personally, my study and observation teaches me that marrying the Jew and Christian women may be an acceptable idea only if they have reverted to Islam after studying and due reflection, and not as an expediency for marriage.

Messages In This Thread

Inter racial & Inter Religio marriages
Sidqi -- Saturday, 22 May 2010, 6:28 pm
Inter-racial & Inter-Religious Marriages
Dr. Shabbir -- Saturday, 22 May 2010, 9:16 pm
Inter-racial & Inter-Religious Marriages
Abdul Khader Syed -- Sunday, 23 May 2010, 6:38 am
Inter-racial & Inter-Religious Marriages
Dr. Shabbir -- Sunday, 23 May 2010, 12:06 pm
Re: Inter racial & Inter Religio marriages
Jawaid Ahmed -- Monday, 24 May 2010, 12:23 pm
Re: Inter-racial & Inter-Religious marriages
Dr. Shabbir -- Monday, 24 May 2010, 1:39 pm