Islamic marriage advice and family advice

He is Muslim but his family is still Christian…

choosing Islam

I need help with my situation, I want to marry someone that converted to Islam but his family is still christian. Does that mean I'm not allowed to marry him or what solution is there for us to marry each other?


Tagged as: , , , ,

3 Responses »

  1. There is no general prohibition against marrying converts; but there are questions of suitability if you are a descendant of the family of the Nabi (SAAW). I am not a scholar, and I refuse to play one on the internet, so hopefully one will come here and answer your question..

    • "...but there are questions of suitability if you are a descendant of the family of the Nabi (SAAW)"

      I don't get your point, sorry.

      Hazrat Sofiyyah (radhyallahu 'anha), one of the beloved wives of the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam) was a jew--she embraced Islam after her marriage with the Holy Prophet (sallallahu 'alaihi wasallam).

  2. Assalaamualaikam

    If he is a believing Muslim, that's what really matters. There's no rule saying a revert can't marry someone who was brought up as a Muslim.

    Think about his deen, his character, and whether you and your wali think the two of you would be compatible. If this man ticks all those boxes, he's worth considering.

    Being in an interfaith extended family can bring its own challenges, so it may be best to discuss these prior to making a final decision. For example, you'd need to be clear that while you and he would respect his family's right to their own faith, you wouldn't be willing to have Christian books or pictures in your house, there wouldn't be any christenings or baptisms, you would expect your rights regarding hijab etc to be respected, etc. If he's been Muslim for a while, it may be that he's already clarified some of these issues with his family, inshaAllah.

    Remember to pray istikhara before any big steps such as marriage, and trust in Allah to guide you to what is best.

    Midnightmoon editor

Leave a Response