Channel: Zakir Naik
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The next question is from Abdul Karim from New York USA. Is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian woman?
If yes, are there any conditions? Can he marry her, even if she believed Jesus Peace Be open to be God?
This is a very important question as Barbara abdulkareem from New York, USA, that is it permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian girl or a girl from delicata? Are there any conditions? Can he marry her if she believes in God, as far as a Muslim man marrying a Christian girl is concerned, Allah clearly mentioned in the Glorious Quran in surah majda, chapter number five was number five, that lawful for you are those things that are good NPR, lawful for you,
the foot of the helicopter, and lawful for you in marriage,
the chaste believing woman, the most or not, the chaste believing woman and the chaste woman among the helicopter. So based on this verse of the Quran, the Quran is very clear cut. And it says that a Muslim man can marry a chaste woman from delicata. There are some people who say, okay, the LA Kitab, at the time of the Prophet, they did not believe that Jesus was word cetera. These people who say this, they are wrong. They don't know the Quran clearly mentions that the LA Kitab, the Christian youth conference, Jeremiah, chapter five, was number 72. That they believe that Jesus is God, that it goes through by saying they believed in eternity. And so my chapter five was 73 and a
complete later on.
But the majority of the scholars, all of them, they say, that it is permissible to marry as long as she is just the the criteria there the condition put on that which woman from the elegant up Can you marry, and the Quran in surah. Isaiah chapter number five was number five is very explicit says that you can marry the chaste woman from the moment from the believers.
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The condition is that she should be chased. Now based on this condition,
the least you can expect a chaste woman to be least there are various conditions for being chased for being more center. The minimum, the minimum condition, the lowest is that she should be a virgin.
And today, we find since the question is asked from USA, from New York. Today, we know according to the statistics
that we have of the Western countries, they say that the girls in the school 90% lose their virginity. Other strategies say that the girl by the time she passes college university 95% lose their virginity Some say 98%. Even if you know the statistics of Europe, of UK, most of the strategy almost all they say that by the time a woman passes a university, some say 95% lose their virginity something and the six Some say 97. But all of them agree it is more than 95%.
So one of the minimum criteria for masina for being changed is that you should be working. There are many other criteria. So based on this, hardly you will find any woman especially in the western country, who will be cherished. And I was born in Bombay, I live my life in Bombay pasma Medical College in Mumbai. And I remember that after I passed my medical college in the early part of the 21st century, in the year 2000 to 2001. There was an AIDS conference in Bombay. And according to the statistics in that conference,
we were told that in Bombay, on average 70% of the girls lose their virginity before the past 10 the 10 and was shocking to me, Bombay, India is much more conservative than America than the western country. And that is talking about 20 years back.
So today what we come to know that in this 21st century, it is very difficult for a woman to remain chaste, especially in the Western countries. And now it's also coming to the eastern countries.
And the scholars, most of them the discouraged.
Do it's permissible.
But they said they should be changed. So when you find the chaste woman from the chaste Christian woman,
even if you marry, the problem that we see after that is phenomenon.
There are high chances that after a Muslim man marries
a Christian girl, or a Jewish girl, there are high chances that the marriage will not be successful.
And we find that the way of dressing differs, the way of eating differs, the way of behavior differs. And imagine the cleanliness is not there. Imagine the Christian woman during menstruation, she may not inform the husband. And we know it's haram to have intercourse during the cycle, whether Will she be able to clean herself very well, the eating habits are different. And in western world, it is quite common that many of the Muslim men, they marry Christian woman.
these men actually are not very practicing Muslims, what we find them doing that after they marry, when they go to the grocery, they are buying alcohol for the wife, they are buying for the wife, they may not drink themselves, but they are buying it for their wife. Many of them, maybe they were drinking before marriage, many of them not during each start drinking alcohol after marriage, all these things are common.
And we find that many times if the marriage doesn't work, it ends in a divorce. And when the divorce and if you have children, then your mama and your Bula and your man and your Fatima and your Hata they're going to church.
So I personally, I'll give my view later on the additional criteria. Most of the scholars they do not encourage a Muslim man to marry a woman from the alligator. It's permissible.
But the criteria is you should be merciless. And when will you find a Muslim and even you find out more so
that I get problems. So person who is a religious Muslim, will never venture into this. And most of the cases that you have when a Muslim man is marrying a Christian girl 99.9 cases of marriages
The moment you have girlfriend and boyfriend it means that you're not chased. So do you do you go out with a girl go for a movie, God fighting God financing very she chased leave aside virginity even going out for dancing with an American, we want to see a movie. It is against the value of charity it is not a motion.
So if you apply the strict criteria of a Christian woman with masa, Hadley will be able to find.
And practically to follow this advice today, in this 21st century is very difficult. And we know the problem that can happen
according to the call of Abner bass, Melody visitin. He says that a Muslim man can only marry an LA kita woman in an Islamic State. He cannot marry a Christian woman or a Jewish woman if it was in a foreign country.
And there are a group of scholars who agree with this view of Abner Bassman lab up with him, and then when I agree with you, because if you marry a Christian girl in a non Muslim country, and if anything happened, they will follow their law. They will not follow the Islamic law. If there's a divorce then your children. As I mentioned, Muhammad, Sultan Abdullah Khadija Fatma will go to church, so but natural, it is not encouraged at all. So I agree with the view of ignat Bassman library visit him that this is only permissible to marry a Christian woman. Number one should be cherished, and number two, in an Islamic State.
Besides agreeing with the view of Mr. bosma present him, I personally have another condition based on my studies of the Quran. I don't claim to be a scholar. I'm a student of knowledge. And
my speciality is salmon comparative religion. So I have my
additional criteria based on different
than my criteria, it's my study of the Quran.
As I mentioned earlier, in the starting of Mansa, Allah very clear cut in Surah. minder, chapter number five, verse number five, lawful for you are all things that are good and lawful for you at the foot of the hill at the top of the People of the Book. And there was continuous lawful for you in marriage, besides the chaste woman who are believers,
the chaste woman from the top
this was a day, but then there wasn't the Glorious Quran in surah baqarah chapter number two was number 221. We save that do not marry an unbelieving woman do not marry a Muslim
a woman who does shall, unless she believes
a believing woman, who the slave woman is much better than unbelieving human then emotionally cut even if she allows you. That means the Quran is very the expert in Surah Baqarah chapter number two was number 21. That a Muslim can only marry a woman, a Muslim cannot marry a Muslim cannot marry a non Muslim unless she becomes a Muslim. A Muslim woman with a slave woman, a bond woman is much better than
an unbeliever woman, even if she allows you. She may be the richest woman in the world. She may be the most beautiful woman in the world. She may be very attractive, but a believing woman who the slave woman who's a bond woman is much better for a Muslim man than an unbelieving woman, a non Muslim woman it's very clear cut a Muslim that means you cannot marry a Hindu. But there is exception in the Quran
in surah, chapter number five was number five that you can marry a chaste woman from the Licata.
Quran is very explicit in Surah chapter number five was number 72 might save that Lacock corporal Xena calm in the love who almost supernumerary ma they are doing.
They are blaspheming those who say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary. That means Quran is very clear cut in Surah. Chapter number five was number 72. That the Christians they say that Allah is Christ, the son of Mary, and there was continuous
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they bless him those who say that Allah is Jesus Christ, the son of Mary Walker Allah mercy, but that Christ Japanese origin of Israel would Allah worship Allah Robbie, who's my Lord and your Lord enormous Shrek Bella, anyone who associates partner with Allah. Allah Malala Jana 11, McDonough haram for him mamajuana Ramallah Solomon Miriam sod and fire shall be dwelling place and he shall have no helpers in the hereafter. Your Allah subhanaw taala in the Quran is very clear cut. And he says that they are doing their blasphemy, though to say that Allah is Christ the son of Mary, but sir Christ, yeah, but he's right. All children of Israel, oh Buddha law worship Allah. Robbie was my
Lord and your Lord, in no way Shrek Billa anyone who associates partners with Allah for Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah, Allah will make gentle haram for him. mamajuana Omar is all women and Tsar and five shall be replaced and he shall have no helpers in the hereafter. So this was the message of Jesus Christ peace be upon him we just can read the Quran.
But I'll also say that these Christian they say that Allah Jesus the son of Mary knows Bella, Allah further faith in sort of Isaiah chapter number five was some 73 lactiful is in a column in the La pallisa selasa. They are doing their blasphemy those who say that Allah is three in one alleged Trinity so your the Quran says that Christians are in cough
by saying Jesus Christ peace be upon him the Almighty God. They believe in Trinity
Surah Baqarah chapter two verse number 21 says you cannot marry someone who does sick.
So reminder chapter five was number five says you can marry chaste woman from delicata. So all these verses put together, they seem to be an apparent contradiction.
If Allah is very clear cut in the Quran that the LA Kitab de Lucia
and the Quran says, a moment cannot marry a moussaka
So how come sodomite that said that you can marry Nikita they seem to be contradiction. And Allah is very clear cut in the Quran in Surah Nisa chapter number four was number 82.
For like the Bruno Quran, Allah kinda meaning the getting the love to the fichter left and kasina Do they not consider the Quran with care? Do they not ponder the Quran with care hadn't been for anyone besides Allah there have been many contradictions, so they cannot be a contradiction. So, Lila
since I'm in the field of comparative religion, there is one verse of the Quran which gives the reply to this question. Allah says in the Quran in surah alleman chapter number three was 110 which is a very famous verse. Allah says, confirm Cara Amato courageously, NASS or he Muslims. He had the best of peoples of all for mankind. That Motorola Bill marosi verten, Hunan COVID Amina Bella, because we enjoy what is good and refurbished what is wrong and believe in Allah. So this was on the Quran is a very important verse saying that the Muslim Ummah, is the best of the people evolved for mankind.
And the reason is because we enjoy what is good and we forbid what is wrong and we believe there's a very famous verse, but this is not the complete verse. This half the verse, the verse continues, well, I am an Allah Kitab laconic Hello, minimal, more mininova soveral farcical, it would have been better for them. If
the LA Kitab had faith, it would have been better for them if the LA Kitab had faith and belief. Men who will mommy noon hour sambal fast raccoon among them. There are some who are believers, but the majority of perverted transgressors. See here in Surah. In branch chapter three, verse 110, Allah says that among the LA Kitab, there are some who are moving, but the majority of our returns guesses. So the one criteria which all the scholars agree is that the woman from the LA Kitab should be most enough. And there's no doubt about it. Even a ambass May Allah be pleased with him puts another criteria that the marriage should only be done in a Muslim state, otherwise not valid. I
see, according to Surah Moran chapter number three, verse 10, among the LA Kitab, there are some more moment. That means the believers, that means they don't believe that Jesus is God. They don't believe in Trinity.
So you can only marry the Maasai, not la kita, the chest Allah Kitab wa moment, it will not contradict against the verse of the Quran of Surah Baqarah chapter two verse number 200 million. So according to me, in my humble study, I don't claim to be a scholar, the additional criteria besides the woman being chaste, and besides it being in an Islamic State, the third criteria is she should be a moment. That means she should not believe that Jesus is God. She should not believe in Trinity. And at the time of the Prophet, there was such people. The example is workman Norful was the cousin of other physician mela.
And he was a moment he was a Christian, but you are the moment that video when you find that there are very few sabas it's permissible. I'm not saying it's Haram. But there are criteria that elega boomin The Krishna Jewish woman should be masana should be chaste should be an Islamic State and should be moment she should not be sure that there isn't there are very few Saba thing for their family lobby, please attempt to live nobody to laugh and lobby with him very few Saba who had
vibes from the helicopter. But my advice to the Muslims, especially in the Western countries, is that don't take undue advantage of this verse and think that it's fine. This verse is very explicit that she should be a Mohsen, a chaste woman to get tasteful men is extremely difficult. And if you apply the condition of Abner boss, that it shouldn't be a Muslim state but natural the questioner is from New York is from Western country. I would totally disagree that a Muslim man should marry a woman from the get up especially in the western country. Even if Islamic country she should be a Muslim. And she should be a believer. She should be a moment. And
what we find that most of these marriages Allah marriages, how can she be Muslim? Okay, if you find a woman who was a Christian woman who accepted Islam, because she liked Islam, no problem.
Someone who accepts Islam and she's a revert, and then you marry no problem. But you get into love with her. You go to college together or you go to university
together or you're working together and then you fall in love and then you say that Islam allows and then you may go to a coffee and maybe say the Shahada for namesake, this lonely plastic surgery.
There are high chances that our children, your Mohammed, Abdullah, Fatima, Khadija go to church, I totally disagree. And these type Muslims are not practicing Muslims, a practicing Muslim actually would not fall in love with the Christian God. So but natural because your deen is weak, and then you take an excuse from the verse of the Quran and marry I'm not making permissible Haram. I'm saying that our conditions and it's very difficult, very, very difficult to find such thing. So my advice to the Muslim young men and young boys is that please don't use this force of the Quran as an excuse to marry the Christian woman. There are various conditions it's almost very difficult to
fulfill these conditions and doing in a non Muslim country also is not permitted upon too many scholars and agree with that. And these are only infatuations are living in a western country. You go to work you go to school. So these things we should be away from.
If you really find a revert girl who's accepted Islam not because you've fallen in love, and she following the principles of Islam and she's praying five times a day and is a good modest woman, then there's no problem but please don't get involved in love and then you say to the louder Islam. Please stay away from it. It will be not only bad for you but for the generations to come home themselves.