Many of you might have this question in your minds like “Can a Muslim marry a Non-Muslim Women?”
The general answer is no.
When you say a non-Muslim you’ve included everybody that’s not Muslim, that includes Atheists, Buddhists, Hindus, Christians, and anything except who believe in Islam.
And here’s why.
Why can’t Muslim marry non muslim women?
Allah سبحانه وتعالى said in the Quran, ” it’s believers marrying believers.”
And when you marry a non-mulism (non-believer), you are disobeying Allah’s commandments.
There are various instance in our history which shows the significance of, Islam not allowing marrying a non-mulism.
One such instance goest like this; The sahabi’s have traveled all the way to China, they traveled all the way in Spain, across the northern part of Africa, and Islam went everywhere around the world.
Even though they want all these places, they were not allowed to marry any woman, unless the women became believers.
In order to marry them, they had to be believers of Islam.
Can we marry women of Ahl al-Kitab (People of the Book)?
Even when Allah سبحانه وتعالى speaks about the women from Ahl al-kithab, there are two conditions.
That they have to be believers in the book, and they had to be virgins.
Well, we know it’s very rare that, non-muslims women don’t stick on to their virginity for long.
There happened an instance when a sheikh after giving his speech was getting ready to leave.
A brother always comes up to him, and said I need to talk in private, and pleaded I got to talk to you a privet matter, please, please…
So, then they step over to aside.
The first words which came from his mouth is, “see my wife, she’s not a Muslim, And here’s my problem…”
The Sheikh said, “no.. no, you already told me the problem”
“You just told me the problem, your wife is a non-muslim, because it’s only going to get worse!”
Sheikh asked, “do you have any children?”
He said: “no”
Sheikh said, “Well then, just get away quickly before you do,
Because if you’re already having problems. you think it’s gonna get better after you have children?
No, Most probably not.
And if you have children, it will get even worse”
After-effects of marrying a non-muslim women
Today there is really no Islamic state on earth, there is no Khalifa.
There’s no Islamic state which can truly guarantee to give the proper rights to your wife or to your children, when you try to do this kind of thing, when you marry a woman that’s not a Muslim, even if she’s Ahl al-Kitab.
Later, some of them might have an interest in Islam, and might become Muslim,
But for those who don’t enter into Islam, what happens?
They end up resenting the husband, they start working against them, they start figuring ways to mess up your faith, so that he won’t pray, or that he won’t fast.
They’ll cook something saying, Oh I forgot you were fasting, man, I made this meal which you like the most.
They purposely will be exposing him to things, which will take the faith out of his heart, eventually, they become shaitan to him.
And they’ll have you, children, they may use them against you.
So, if you find a woman that’s a real believer, who really follows her book that’s great.
If not, it’s not going to benefit her and it’s not going to benefit you.
You don’t have to make her miserable, let her go her way.