Muslim Women and Christian Men
Question :

Is it allowed for Muslim women to marry Christian Men?

Answer :

No, it is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a Christian man.

Marrying a Christian
Question :

I am a Shia Muslim girl living in Europe and I am interested in a Christian co-worker. Can I engage in temporary marriage with him, even if it is without consummation?

Answer :

It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, even in temporary marriage. You can present Islam to him and if he accepts it and becomes a Muslim by reciting the two testimonies, you can then marry him. Otherwise, it is absolutely impermissible to marry him.

Non-Muslim Man with Muslim Woman
Question :

What is the ruling on a man who was non-Muslim, but converts to Islam because he wants to marry a Muslim woman?

Answer :

If he declares the two testimonies without the acknowledgment of its meanings and without commitment to them in such a way that he does not see himself, because of this, as a Muslim, then he is not considered as one and the marriage to him is invalid. If his testimony was with the acknowledgment of its meanings and commitment to them in such a way that he considers himself to be a Muslim, then he is one and the marriage with him is valid.

Not a Follower of any Religion
Question :

Is it permissible to marry a man who believes in a Creator but does not necessarily identify as a follower of any religion?

Answer :

Such a marriage is not valid.

A Muslim Man and a Non-Mulsim Woman
Question :

Am I allowed to marry a woman who believes in God but does not have any religion?

Answer :

No, it is not permissible to do so.

Hinduism
Question :

Is marrying a girl who believes in Hinduism allowed in Islam?

Answer :

No, it is not allowed.

Muslim Man and Christian woman
Question :

I know that a Muslim man can marry a Christian woman as long as the children are Muslims. But are there not any other rules that the man and woman must follow before they are allowed to marry?

Answer :

Marrying a Christian woman is allowed but it is better to choose a Muslim wife when possible.
The father is obligated to raise the children properly in such a way that they become believers, perform the obligatory deeds and avoid committing the prohibitions. It is better to choose correct and effective ways in their upbringing so they may be more inclined towards the true religion. Almighty Allah says: "O ye who believe! Ward off from yourselves and your families a Fire whereof the fuel is men and stones."(Quran 66:6).

A Muslim Man and a Christian Woman
Question :

Is it possible to have a permanent marriage with a follower of the Christian faith, or is only temporary marriage permissible with them?

Answer :

It is permissible to marry a Christian wife temporarily and permanently. Marrying her permanently is invalid without the permission of the Muslim wife if he is married to one.

Zoroastian Woman
Question :

Can one marry a Zoroastrian woman?

Answer :

IIt is permissible – but highly disliked – to marry a Zoroastrian woman temporarily. As an obligatory precaution, it is not permissible to marry her permanently.

Permanent Marriage to A Christian
Question :

His Eminence allows permanent marriage with a Christian. How does he then view verse 5:51 of the Holy Quran, where it states not to take Christians as 'awliya', while there is a 'wilayah' between husband and wife?

Answer :

It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, but it is permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian man. However, if a Muslim man is married to a Muslim woman, it is not permissible for him to marry at Christian or Jewish woman except with the permission of the Muslim wife.
When a Muslim man marries a Christian or Jewish woman, it is not permissible for him to have a bond of solidarity with her that one is required to have by the mandate of faith, and the kinship that should exist between believers that brings about a sacred connection, the connection of faith and belief.
It is permissible for one to cohabit with her with goodness and kindness, as the teachings of Islamic ethics instruct us in the treatment of the wife and the provision of her needs and rights.

People of the Book
Question :

I live in an area where the majority are Christians, I made a Mutah contract with a woman without asking her if she is Ahlul kitab or not, and I also consummated the marriage. Have I committed a sin? If I have, is it a major one?

Answer :

If there is doubt in her religion, whether it is Christianity or not, then one must make sure that it is religiously acceptable to marry a woman from such a religion. If the marriage contract took place without checking the religion and it was not religiously permitted, then this act is prohibited and considered as adultery.

Temporary Marriage
Question :

I entered into temporary marriage with a Christian lady not knowing that she is separated from her husband and not officially divorced. She could not get divorce because in that country it is a very expensive court matter which she could not afford. Is my marriage contract valid given that she is officially not divorced yet?

Answer :

If she was considered married in her religion, then it is prohibited to marry her. She becomes permanently prohibited for you if your marriage to her is consummated. If she was considered divorced in the Christian faith, then it is permissible to marry her.

Temporary Marriage
Question :

If I speak to a woman about temporary marriage and explain to her the conditions, which she understands, does she then need to explicitly say which of the three religions she follows? Or will her statement of understanding the conditions be sufficient?

Answer :

One must make sure that she follows one of the three religions before he can marry her. If he knows that she follows one of these religions but does not know which one, then he does not need to find out.

Ahl al-Kitab
Question :

Is it allowed for a man to perform temporary marriage with a woman who when asked regarding her religious beliefs she assures him that she is of Ahl al-Kitab, and there is a small chance that she is not telling the truth about her religion, or that she isn't practicing?

Answer :

Her apparent acknowledgement is sufficient.

Umbanda
Question :

Umbanda is an Afro-Brazilian religion that integrates various elements of African, Indigenous and Christian religions. They consider themselves as a Christian denomination. There are some concepts found that are common to all followers of this religion, such as the belief in a single and omnipresent God, the immortality of the soul, belief in the Bible, and that Jesus is the saviour of humanity. Are these people considered Christians, so one can marry a believing woman of this faith?

Answer :

Yes, they are treated as Christians.

The Consent of the Wife
Question :

After a Muslim couple has separated for a long period of time, is it permissible for the husband to marry, temporarily or permanently, a woman from Ahlul-Kitab without the knowledge of his Muslim wife? Or does he require her permission?

Answer :

It is permissible to permanently marry a woman from the People of the Book with the consent of the Muslim wife and not without it, even if the Muslim couple has separated. If the marriage is temporary then the consent of the Muslim wife is also required based on compulsory precaution.

The Concent of the Muslim Wife
Question :

If a man is married to a Muslim wife, can he marry a Jewish or a Christian lady temporarily?

Answer :

Yes, it is permissible to do so, but the consent of the Muslim wife is required based on compulsory precaution.

Apostate
Question :

If a non-practicing Muslim who reverted from Christianity converts back to Christianity at any time, will his marriage with his Muslim wife still be valid?

Answer :

If he leaves the Islamic faith, then this invalidates the marriage.

Marriage of Apostates
Question :

Are marriages between atheists and apostates valid? What are the rulings for marriages and divorces that occur in the years one was an atheist or apostate, before reverting to Islam?

Answer :

They are valid if the conditions of marriage or divorce are all met.

Non-Muslim
Question :

Does a Christian woman need to still take divorce from her Christian husband once she becomes Muslim?

Answer :

If she embraced Islam but her husband did not, then her marriage has become null and void, and she can get married again after observing the waiting period (iddah).