Catholic man dating a muslim woman
According to all four schools of Sunni law and Shia law, interfaith marriages are condoned only between a Muslim male and a non-Muslim female from the People of the Book (that is, Christians and Jews) and not vice versa.Islamic marriage rules between Muslim men and non-Muslim women are regulated by Islamic principles.
Muslim men are forbidden from marrying polytheist women.
They also reproduced statistics from the 2001 census, which recorded 17,163 Christian women married to Muslim men and 4,233 Christian men married to Muslim women.
The Forum’s guidelines ‘When Two Faiths Meet’ can be seen here .
Of course, the taboo attached to inter-racial marriage within British Muslim communities is nowhere near as severe as that attached to inter-religious marriage or gay marriage.
However, intersectional discrimination is often an issue, particularly when it comes to male partners of heritage Muslim women (both those who convert to Islam and those who do not).