If a person wants to marry a non-Muslim lady who had been married formerly, should he wait 4 months and 10 days (Iddat time) before proposing her or marrying her?
The interpretation of this dream depends on the condition of the person. If
he is straight and upright person, it is a Mubaarak (blessed) dream. If he
is not straight and upright, it could be that he is a liar.
It is not permissible for a Muslim female to marry a non-Muslim male.
However, a Muslim male may marry only Christian or Jewish female. It is not
permissible for a Muslim male to marry any other non-Muslim female.
The reason it is permissible for the Muslim male to marry a non-Muslim
female is that he would be able to easily convince the Christian or Jewish
wife into accepting Islam. There is a possibility of the non-Muslim male
convincing his Muslim wife into abandoning Islam. Therefore, Islam has
considered her feminine nature and protected her correct beliefs from being
a victim of abuse from the male dominance.
The Muslim husband is not obliged to pressurise his Christian/Jewish wife to
accept Islam. He may apply wisdom and diplomacy and only influence her to
Islam. In Islam, a female is equally respected as a male, however, due to
the different masculine and feminine natures, Islam believes in separation
of roles. It is obvious that there are many things a male can do, which is
not easily possible for a female and vice versa.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai