If my son goes ahead and marry’s the Catholic girl, without my and his father’s permission; should we still keep in touch with him. Is it permissible in Islam to break all contact with your child for taking a step like this without his/her parent’s concent ?
Kindly refer below on marriage to the Ahlul Kitaab.
We advise you apply your discretion on determining whether it will be better
to break ties with your sons or not. If he is making an incorrect decision,
especially, when his Imaan is at risk by marrying such a girl and he will
succumb to the pressure of the parents, then the decision to break ties with
him will be appropriate.
If he will not succumb to the pressure, then it will not be appropriate to
break ties with him. Wisdom and diplomacy should be applied to communicate
with him. If he is insistent on getting married to such a girl, he should be
advised to give her Da’wah to Islam and convert her.
and Allah Ta’ala Knows Best
Mufti Ebrahim Desai
It is not permissible for a Muslim female to marry a non-Muslim male.
However, a Muslim male may marry only a Christian or Jewish female. It is
not permissible for a Muslim male to marry any other non-Muslim female.
It is obvious that there are many things a male can do, which is not easily
possible for a female and vice versa. Islam has taken into consideration the
masculine and feminine strength and weaknesses respectively. There is a
possibility of the non-Muslim male due to his masculine powers convincing
his Muslim wife into abandoning Islam. Therefore, Islam has considered her
feminine nature and protected her correct beliefs by prohibiting her
marrying a non-Muslim.
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
In Islam, a female is equally respected as a male, however, due to the
different masculine and feminine natures, Islam believes in separation of