Inter-religious marriage (Muslim point of view)

The Islam rules on marriage are codified in the Koran and refer to the central theme of the status of the woman in the Muslim societies.

In case of an inter-religious marriage, the Charia plans a certain number of prescriptions regarding the confession of the persons:

– A Muslim can only wed a non-Muslim woman if she is Jewish or Christian. She is supposed to convert to the Islam. If not, in case of divorce or repudiation, she will not obtain the guard of the children and in case of death of one of the spouses, the survivor will not inherit from the other.

– A non-Muslim is only allowed to wed a Muslim woman if he converts to the Islam. If not, he may risk death.

– A Muslim who weds a non-Muslim woman cannot adopt the religion of his spouse. In case he does, the non-muslim risks apostasy.

The degree of observance of these precepts depends, according to the country, on: the type of legislation and in particular of the influence of one of the four juridical schools for the interpretation of the Charia (see also Sunnism).

The Islam rules on marriage are codified in the Koran and refer to the central theme of the status of the woman in the Muslim societies.
In case of an inter-religious marriage, the Charia plans a certain number of prescriptions regarding the confession of the persons:
– A Muslim can only wed a non-Muslim woman if she is Jewish or Christian. She is supposed to convert to the Islam. If not, in case of divorce or repudiation, she will not obtain the guard of the children and in case of death of one of the spouses, the survivor will not inherit from the other. – A non-Muslim is only allowed to wed a Muslim woman if he converts to the Islam. If not, he may risk death. – A Muslim who weds a non-Muslim woman cannot adopt the religion of his spouse. In case he does, the non-muslim risks apostasy.
The degree of observance of these precepts depends, according to the country, on: the type of legislation and in particular of the influence of one of the four juridical schools for the interpretation of the Charia (see also Sunnism).