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Re: Marriage to non-muslim
By:Helen, UK
Date: Saturday, 14 April 2012, 11:01 am
In Response To: Marriage to non-muslim / Location? (Farhad Muhaiudin / Location?)

I am neither a 'scholar' nor a 'brother' (why do so many gentlemen here keep on excluding female opinion in their posts?!) but here's my two cents:

1) In verse 5:5 the Quran is deliberately making it almost impossible for believing men to marry a non-momin: It demands that a woman from the People of the Book be both chaste and (elsewhere) a monotheist under Quranic criteria.

2) Believing women are told outright that they cannot marry anyone but a momin (2:221). Reason for this stricter rule obvious. As a (female) friend of mine says, men are the builders of (Islamic) nations. Women are the educators. But since most non-Islamic societies are patriarchal, a momin woman will be at a severe disadvantage, as will her children. The woman's rights will be affected; she will be expected to conform to non-Muslim norms; her children's social and moral education will be undeniably tarnished. An Islamic society is the best environment for a momin woman to serve her educational function to its fullest. Why else does the Quran call it an 'Ummah'?

Wa Salaam

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Farhad Muhaiudin / Location? -- Thursday, 12 April 2012, 9:36 am
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Thursday, 12 April 2012, 3:01 pm
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jawaid ahmed,uk -- Thursday, 12 April 2012, 2:57 pm
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Syed Ijlal Hussain - Karachi -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 2:45 pm
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Saadia Khan, Norway -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 3:03 pm
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Syed Ijlal Hussain - Karachi -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 4:40 pm
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Saadia Khan, Norway -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 7:34 pm
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Khalil Khan, Jamaica -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 8:23 pm
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Sardar Fatimi USA -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 9:16 pm
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Moderators -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 11:46 pm
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*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Friday, 13 April 2012, 11:51 pm
Re: Marriage to non-muslim
Helen, UK -- Saturday, 14 April 2012, 2:21 pm
Marriage to non-Muslim
*Dr. Shabbir, Florida -- Saturday, 14 April 2012, 3:34 pm
Re: Marriage to non-muslim
Helen, UK -- Saturday, 14 April 2012, 11:01 am