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Christian marriage and Shirk

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One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

This refers to 1010 Christian marrying a Muslim

I think your answer is misleading.
Tell me, if you marry a woman who believes in the Trinitry (absolute shirk) and children are born out of this wedlock, what happens then?
Isn't it a well known fact that children always follow the deen their mother follows? In the Arab world I have many Arab friends who have Christian wives
who visit the Church every Sunday, and Xmas is celebrated every year in their homes. Children who grow up in such homes will believe Jesus
is the son of God, who was crucified.

Please check details...and answer all the poor Muslims who believe they're in the right, having married Christian women..


One of our brothers/sisters has asked this question:

Dear brother in Islam,

 

Assalam Alaikum,

 

I must point out a grave mistake on your part on this subject. I have read very clear instructions in Koran meaning "Donot marry mushriks unless you convert them to Islam".

 

Since probably entire Christians of this day are mushriks, therefore according to Koran muslims cannot marry christians unless they convert them to Islam. Christianity is not a religion of Allah. Jesus did not bring any new religion different from those of Israelis.

 

He was a Israeli prophet sent only for Israelis and not for entire humanity. This is written even in the present day bible. I have read it myself. I am in a hurry and therefore cannot give you the exact location in the bible. I have read entire Koran with meaning and tafseer, old testament and most of the new testament. Israelis of this day are not following the religion of Allah and cannot be called beleivers in the sense of the word used by Allah.

 

Please do your homework. momins are allowed to marry momins only. Old testamnet states that the father of Moses married his father's sister from whom Moses, Haroon and their sister Maryam were born. Can you call these people muslims. Remember the religion of Ibrahim, Ishaq and Yakoob (AS) was Islam. Read it in Koran. If these people are on the religion of their forefathers then they are also muslims and muslims can marry them without any conversion of religion. Please be very clear on the subject. You should go back to Koran and correct yourself. Koran is very clear and precise on the subject.    




 

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Christian marriage and Shirk

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His  forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person, no grave, no prophet, no imam, no dai, nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad(saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

 

Your Statement: I think your answer is misleading.

Dear Brother, we only based our answer and our opinion on what is said by Allah Subhanah in the Glorious Quran.

 

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:

All the good and pure things have today been made lawful for you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful for you, and your food for them. Likewise, you are permitted to marry chaste believing women, or chaste women from among the people who were given the Scriptures before you, provided that you give them their dowries and become their protectors in wedlock. This permission is not for sensual license or secret illicit relations. Whoever rejects the Way of Faith, all the deeds of his life shall become vain, and he shall be in loss in the Hereafter.

One must realize that Allah has only given permission and made it legal for a believer to marry a women from among the People of the Book, if he wishes to do so. There is a difference between Allah giving permission and Allah giving a Command or Order. One does not have to do ALL the things which are permissible in Islam; just as one does not have to eat ALL the food that Allah has made permissible for the believers to eat! Allah has only made it permissible for the believers who want to do so.

 

We sincerely apologize if we have not made ourselves clear, which might have lead to a misunderstanding on the issue of marrying a women from among the People of the Book.

 

Your Question: Tell me, if you marry a woman who believes in the Trinitry (absolute shirk) and children are born out of this wedlock, what happens then?

Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verses 73-74:

Most certainly they committed disbelief who said, God is one of the three, whereas there is no deity other than the One Deity. And if these people do not desist from uttering such words, a painful chastisement shall be inflicted on all those from among them who have been guilty of blasphemy. Will they not, then, turn to Allah and ask His pardon? Allah is Very Forgiving and Compassionate.

 

Allah Subhanah Himself rebukes the theory of Trinity of the Christians in the Holy Quran, and calls them disbelievers in the above aayah, and committers of shirk in another. But inspite of that, Allah Himself has permitted the marriage of a believing man to a woman from the People of the Book!

 

The law in Islam is that the children will follow the religion of their father. Thus the children who are born of a muslim father and a Christian or Jewish mother, will follow Islam as their religion.

 

Your Question: Isn't it a well known fact that children always follow the deen their mother follows? In the Arab world I have many Arab friends who have Christian wives who visit the Church every Sunday, and Xmas is celebrated every year in their homes. Children who grow up in such homes will believe Jesus is the son of God, who was crucified.

We reteriate again, that in Islam, the children will follow the religion of the father. If the father is weak of faith in his Islam, and allows his children to follow the religion of the mother (if she is not a muslim), then he will be held severely accountable for not fulfilling his duty towards his children in the Court of Allah Subhanah.

 

Your Question: Please check details...and answer all the poor Muslims who believe they're in the right, having married Christian women..

Brother, we have already produced the aayah of the Holy Quran from Surah Maidah as evidence, that Allah has given the permission for a believing man to marry a woman from amongst the People of the Book. This marriage has been made valid and legal by Allah Subhanah Himself; and what Allah has permitted, no one has a right to forbid!

 

All the scholars of Islam are unanimous in their opinion that a marriage between a believer and a Jewish or Christian woman is valid and legal in Islam and Shariah. If you have any evidence from the Quran and Sunnah, that such a marriage is not permitted or is illegal in Shariah, we humbly request you to produce your evidence.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

 

Your Brother in Islam,

 

 

Burhan

 


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