All rights reserved. Recently, Junaid Jahangir wrote a blog arguing that Muslim women can marry outside the faith. Junaid quoted 10 modern-day authorities and mentioned that Universalist Muslims and a few other organizations who are seated outside the traditional Islamic establishment, serve the Muslim community by connecting interfaith couples, who consist of Muslim women and non-Muslim men, to Muslim officiants who conduct their Islamic nikkah , or wedding ceremony. Photo: thephotographers. Did Junaid receive criticism? Of course.
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But not all communities date. Muslims, for example, often get to know potential suitors with the aim of getting married as soon as possible, predominantly to avoid premarital sex. No matter what your preferences, the dating pool might not scream talent. But when you add religion to the mix — particularly if you are trying to find someone on the same religious level as you — the pool becomes smaller. Recently, we wrote about why Muslim women find it difficult to find a partner. A lot of the women said the issue came down to men not meeting them at their level. After all, Muslim men, like any group, are not a monolith — not all are mollycoddled and sheltered individuals, unable to reach the standards of Muslim women.
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Translations of this item:. Note to readers: This weblog entry on official advice to women not to marry Muslim men has, to my surprise and delight, become the springboard for an intense, heated, and personal dialogue between non-Muslim women romantically involved with Muslim men. Judging by a number of testimonies, the site has proved valuable to many women benefiting from advice and the sharing of information; for a couple of examples see the postings by Sally , Nourshehane , Jeweler46 , and Cindy starting here , continuing here , and ending here. Others have found solace in kindred spirits see the posting of Becs.
According to all four schools of Sunni law and Shia law, interfaith marriages are condoned only between a Muslim male and a non-Muslim female from the People of the Book that is, Christians and Jews and not vice versa. In some diaspora societies, interfaith marriages between Muslims and non-Muslims take place at substantial rates, including marriages that contradict the sharia consensus. Islamic marriage rules between Muslim men and non-Muslim women are regulated by Islamic principles. There are restrictions to whom a Muslim man can marry which are further explained below.