I was asked by a Muslim girl who is an american but had been divorced a few times and is off with the Muslim community. She wants to marry a non Muslim but who believes in God. How can I stop her as I know it is not permitted. She says if it is permitted for men, why is it not permitted for women.
be to Allaah.
It is not permitted for
a Muslim man to marry a mushrik woman, or for a Muslim woman to marry a
mushrik man. There are no exceptions to this except for marriage to women
of the People of the Book (Jews and Christians), if they are chaste. This
is what is indicated by the evidence of the Book of Allaah and the Sunnah
of His Messenger (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him), and
this is what the ummah is unanimously agreed upon. It is not permissible
for us to oppose the ruling of Allaah with our reasoning. Allaah says
(interpretation of the meaning):
“It is not for a
believer, man or woman, when Allaah and His Messenger have decreed a matter
that they should have any option in their decision. And whoever disobeys
Allaah and His Messenger, he has indeed strayed into a plain error”
This woman has to fear
Allaah. Whoever fears Allaah, Allaah will make a way out for him. She should
also know that if she marries a non-Muslim man, even if he is one of the
People of the Book, this marriage in unacceptable in Islam, rather it comes
under the rulings on zinaa (fornication, adultery), because this is an
invalid marriage contract.