69 million page views

Nikah requires that both groom and bride are Muslims

Reader comment on item: Advice to Non-Muslim Women against Marrying Muslim Men
in response to reader comment: Can anyone answer my question

Submitted by Prashant (India), Sep 12, 2022 at 22:41

Dear Jessica, it is a very complex issue. If you are a Jew or Christian, apparently, your Nikah can proceed without converting to Islam.

Definitely, do not recite or sign anything without unambiguously understanding what you are signing.

At least one person that I know of had to become a token-Muslim to marry his Muslim girlfriend. So be careful.

If I were you and if I did not want to become a Muslim, I will explicitly write in the contract that I am not a Muslim and will not become a Muslim after marriage.

Good luck. You are asking the right questions.

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to Nikah requires that both groom and bride are Muslims by Prashant

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2024 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)