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Assalamu 'alaykum
The following question was answered by Shaykh Mustafa Jaffer.

Salaams & Duas
Ummulbanin Merali - Moderator - 'Aalim Network
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QUESTION:

Is there any obstacles for a Moslem woman to marry a non-moslem?
I am catholic but do not believe in religions but I do believe in God and 
I pray; she is Moslem and the last thing I would like to do is to
interfere in her beliefs, I love her and respect her too much to do
this, I admire her dedication to her religion and in no way I would like
her to change it but I also would like to be able if she accepts me the
way I am... She says that maybe Moslems are not allowed to marry outside
their religion but we are not sure if this is true or not, would it be
possible if you can guide me and give me some advise or refer my
question to someone who can advise us on this dilema...

She will be moving to Canada where I live soon, and we would like to get
married.

ANSWER::

A muslim woman is not allowed to marry a non-muslim man. However, if that
non-muslim man accepts the religion of Islam by testifying that there is no
God but Allah and that Muhammad is His messenger, they can get married
immediately...

With Salaams and Duas

Mustafa




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