Muslim woman marrying a non-Muslim

Q: I am a Muslim Sunni Sayyed woman coming from a religious background. Recently a Christian man has approached me. He says he wants to marry me. I also like him. He is ready for doing nikaah. I am a follower of Islam and don't want to compromise on Islam. Kindly guide me if it is haram to marry a Christian or can I marry him. My religion is a priority for me.

A: It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian, Jew or a person following any other religion. If she marries him, the nikaah will not be valid, and she will perpetually be living in zina.

You should immediately break away from this person and make tawbah to Allah Ta’ala for speaking to him and having contact with him.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)