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

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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.


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Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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