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Arlandson A Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian woman, but a Christian man is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman. 427) This verse, as noted, says that Islam permits Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women who are Christians and Jews, but a Jewish or Christian man may not marry a Muslim woman.
I remember hearing an interview on the radio with a Muslim, a few years ago. (In this article I will address only the Christian community.) What is the rationale behind the ruling?
Besides this practical reason, if a Christian understands the New Testament, then he or she must not marry a Muslim, for spiritual and theological reasons. They must raise their children in spiritual harmony, as followers of Christ. Both Christianity and Islam allow the marriage of different races.
Conclusion My criticism is not leveled against Muslims but against Islam as a religious system and against its early violent history, when Muhammad himself was founding the original community, and against its later violent history. For example, a white Christian can marry a black Christian. In Christianity, the only requirement is that each one must be a believer and follower of Christ and receive the Holy Spirit. More important, it is about our relationship with Jesus Christor absence of this relationship, sadly.
In a way, Islam acknowledges this restriction when it forbids a Muslim from marrying a polytheist or idolater (Sura 1). Likewise, though neither religion is polytheistic, Islam and Christianity are too far apart theologically and spiritually, notably in Muhammads denial of the Sonship of Jesus Christ, an essential, non-negotiable doctrine in Christianity. The New Testament everywhere affirms the Sonship of Christ.
At first glance, this divine counsel seems too restrictive, but looked at more deeply, it demonstrates a lot of wisdom.
Further, to be blunt, but also factual, Islam generally is a cruel and harsh slave-master.
This article shows that Muslim men are permitted to have sex with their slave-girls.
Perhaps the Quran itself does not honor women, married or not. The Quran For the historical and literary topical context of this next sura (chapter), please click here. Islam allegedly is the best and final religion for all humankind, and the Muslim man may convert his submissive wife.
Perhaps in Muhammads mind no woman could ever convert a Muslim man, if he is a traditionalist.
The answer is clear, if Islam is followed consistently. Where is the spiritual connection and agreement between husband and wife and God?