Advice for non muslim dating a muslim
Jamal Badawi, Professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada and member of the Fiqh Council of North America, also states: The first thing a father is to do in that regard is to make it clear that he and his wife do not agree with the marriage, as this is something that is decisive and clear in Shar`iah. Second, the father should not sever all relationship with his daughter because, given the setting in the Western world, it might even increase her intransigence, and a girl or woman who marries a non-Muslim obviously seems to have some problem with her understanding of and commitment to Islam.So, by severing all relationship, actually, it might push her towards intransigence.However, some Muslim women, unfortunately, do breach this Islamic principle and marry non-Muslim men.If a Muslim father faces a problem of such kind with his daughter, he should not resort to violence with her.1- The problem of Muslim women going with non-Muslim men in the West and marrying them is really a serious problem that needs cautious handling.2- 2- Unwise handling will only further complicate the matter.3- Parents should pay due care to raising their children as Muslims, instructing them in the teachings of Islam, and bringing them up in an Islamic environment.4- This will help them avoid such things, for they will understand that a Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim man.5- When a father is faced with his daughter coming with a non-Muslim man and saying “Hey, dad! ’ he has to be very cautious and never lose his temper.The Muslim woman should, after all, have the right to practice her faith and to raise her children without pressure from a husband who does not believe in her religion.A non-Muslim husband does not believe in Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), does not believe in the Qur’an, does not believe even in Islam as a legitimate religion.
His religion teaches him that he is obligated not to oppress her.In which case, there should be always a welcoming home for her to come back to.But more importantly, of course, is what led to that situation.It may be, in part, a lack of understanding why Islam does not allow a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man, while it allows Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women, and whether this is depriving a woman of any privilege.One has to understand that there are specific reasons why it is permitted for Muslim men, but not Muslim women, to marry non-Muslims [but only Christians or Jews].