The position of Islam on marriage to a Jewish or Christian woman (Ahlul Kitab)

Mohammad Ali Khattab


The present study treats the issue of marriage to a Kitabi (Jewish or Christian) woman and tackles this controversial matter, excluding also marriage to a non-Kitabi woman from the discussion. Moreover, it addresses the position of Islam on marriage to a Kitabi woman in light of the various opinions of Muslim scholars, referring to the opinion that expresses prohibition and that which permits absolutely, as well as the opinion that expresses permissibility while considering the action as Islamically abhorrent (makruh). The legal proofs mustered by each party are scientifically discussed in light of the texts and stipulations of the Qur'an and Sunnah, in addition to the precepts and rules of Islamic Law, while arguing in favor of the view which is deemed correct.

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