Marrying a christian woman

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Q: What does the Qur’an say about a Muslim man marrying a christian woman?


A: Our references are the Qur’aan, the hadeeth, ijmaa and qiyaas. Hence, based on our references we strongly discourage marriage with christians in contemporary times.

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


Answered by:

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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