Marrying foreign girl with different religion
Fatwa No: 82086


Lot of people want to marry, but they can`t find the ideal girl and are forced to marry a foreigner of a differnt religion. What do you think about that?


All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds.  I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, is His slave and Messenger.

As for the marriage to a non-Muslim woman, it is lawful under the conditions that she be a Christian or a Jew and not an atheist and that she should not be known for adultery or fornication.

However, you should have two things in mind:

First, looking for an ideal woman with all the associated criteria is a mistake because it is almost impossible to find one like that. You should however, look for some priority criteria in choosing your future wife: religion, progeny, nobility, beauty, and morals. All these things have or would have some influence on your relationship as well as your future children.

Second, you should know that marrying a non-Muslim woman poses a great danger on your religious practice and the children as those who have done so have experienced. So ask them if you are in doubt.

Allaah Knows best.  

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