Trying to convince a non-Muslim to accept Islam in order to marry her

Q: I want to marry a non-Muslim but I have been trying to convince her to believe in God. She says she will believe in him a bit, also she wears clothing that are not acceptable in Islam, furthermore she does horse riding which women are not allowed to do in Islam. I love her very much but I don't want to marry someone who is not meeting the requirements, because I want my children to be Muslim. I am stuck and don't know what to do. Could you please tell me what the are all the requirements for marrying a non-Muslim and help me solve this problem.

A: It does not seem like she is a muslim. There is no need to show any interest in her.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)