Nikaah of Christian Male to Muslim Female

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Question: If a marriage is to be performed between a Muslim man and a Christian woman, is this permissible. And if so what criteria must be met. Advise accordingly Jazak’Allah.

Answer: Salaams,

This will be permissible if the woman is a believer in One God and she does not believe in the trinity or holds the belief that Jesus is the son of God or an incarnation of God. She must be a chaste woman who refrains from foods and drinks that are deemed to be haram in Islam. She must not have such beliefs that are deemed to be shirk or kufr.
If these requirements are met, then some scholars have stated that it is allowed, but is not the best.

And Allah knows best

Mufti Waseem Khan

This answer was collected from, which is operated under the supervision of Mufti Waseem Khan from Darul Uloom Trinidad and Tobago.

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