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05-25-2009, 11:39 AM
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Re: Islam Discussion Topic
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While we're on the subject of separate rights for men and women, is it true that Muslim men can marry Christian women, but Muslim women can't marry Christian men? The explanation I heard for it is that it's because the wife's submittal to her husband conflicts with her superiority as a Muslim
Well from what I know, Muslim men are allowed to get married with Christians or Jews though it is strongly discouraged. They can only get married to a Christian/Jew in a Muslim country.
Traditionally Muslim women had only entered marriage with Muslim men. It is not explicitly clear though, whether they can get married to a Christian or Jew.
I believe this is an issue of point of law and interpretation.
As an overview, it is best for Muslims men to marry Muslim women. The Quran strongly discourgaes a Muslim marrying a Christian/Jew. I personally do not see any point getting married to a Christian/Jew, since it is clearly foreseeable problems may arise with this.
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