Is it against islam to marry a christian girl?
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is it against islam to marry a christian girl? and does the girl have to change her religion?
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Marry chrisitan girl
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Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah Maidah verse 5:
5 This day are (all) things good and pure made lawful unto you. The food of the People of the Book is lawful unto you and yours is lawful unto them. (Lawful unto you in marriage) are (not only) chaste women who are believers but chaste women among the People of the Book revealed before your time when ye give them their due dowers and desire chastity not lewdness nor secret intrigues. If anyone rejects faith fruitless is his work and in the Hereafter he will be in the ranks of those who have lost (all spiritual good).
Islam has permitted the believers to marry chaste women from amongst the Jews and the Christians, if they wish to do so; such a marriage would be deemed absolutely legal and lawful in the sight of Shariah Law.
The Christian (or Jewish) girl is not obliged to change her religion and accept Islam for the marriage to be recognized as lawful in the Sight of Shariah Law; she may follow her religion if she wills, and if her heart is content, she may choose to accept Islam as her way of lifethis is entirely upto her.
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