Interfaith marriage



I am a Sunni Sufi Muslim, I know it is allowed to marriage between Muslim Man and Christian women. If girl is protestant which does not do Idol worship or not follow pop, what is definition of good Christian to marry. I don’t have any historical back up if This kind of marriages done in Prophet time or his agreement. What will be marriage ceremony. It will be Nikah? Or registered marriage? Is this marriage allow girl to retain christian and boy to Muslim?


wa `alaykum salam,

It is permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian/Jewish woman (she may continue to keep her religion) and have a Nikah officiated under these two conditions:

1.     She is a true Christian/Jew – not just by name and/or ancestral background.

2.     She did not renegade from Islam and become a Christian/Jew.

Imam Senad Agic
Head Imam (IABNA)
The Islamic Association of Bosniaks in North America
American Islamic Center – Chicago

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