Some Muslim men marry women who are not Muslim. It happens in polygamous and monogamous marriages, and it’s not okay. They think that the non-Muslims who live today are “People of the Book”, but they aren’t. Muslims should marry Muslims. It doesn’t matter if the marriage is polygamous or monogamous. Allah does not give Muslims permission to marry non-Muslims. It makes no sense to think that Allah allows such a thing.
Allah gave specific “Books” (revelations) to His Prophets at certain times in history. Some accepted His Prophets and followed His “Books”, and others did not. It has been that way since the beginning of time. The last “Book” that Allah sent to mankind was the Holy Quran. He sent it to His last Prophet who was the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
Before the man marries, he should ask himself if the woman accepts and follows the Holy Quran? Since the time that the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) received the revelation and till this very day, the Quran is the “Book” for all to follow. All on this planet is to accept the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). He was the last messenger that Allah sent to us and is our example. All of Allah’s other Prophets whom He mentioned in the Holy Quran are our example, as well. The same as throughout history with the earlier Prophets, there are some who will accept the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and his “Book”. There are others who won’t.
Those who don’t accept the Holy Quran and don’t accept the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) are unbelievers. They defy and reject Allah and reject faith. Common sense would let a Muslim know that Allah never said they could marry those who defy and reject Him. It’s that simple.
Those who say Islam lets Muslim men marry women who are not Muslim in polygamous marriages or any marriage, as they are people of the Book, are wrong
Specifically, the “People of the Book” were those who lived before Allah gave the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the revelation, the Holy Quran. Those people (“People of the Book”) believed in the Gospel revealed to Prophet Jesus (PBUH) and believed in the Torah revealed to Prophet Moses (PBUH). They all believed in the One God.
The information in those “Books” was the same as what is in the Quran. The only difference is Allah left out of the Quran that which was no longer needed. Furthermore, He included in the Quran what we need that was not in His earlier “Books.” The Quran is a complete and replete Book. It’s important to realize that the Bible and the Torah that people have today are not the original Books. In other words, they are not the Books that the people had before Allah gave Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) the Holy Quran.
Allah, in the Quran, makes clear who the “People of the Book” were. Muslims are not supposed to marry non-believers until they believe. Nonetheless, in polygamous marriages, Muslim men marry women who are not Muslim, and it says a lot about them.
In conclusion, may Muslim men marry women who are not Muslim in hope that one day they will become one?
The answer is, no! It’s plain and simple. Allah decided who will be Muslim and who won’t. We don’t decide. A husband can’t make his wife a Muslim. Do some Muslims do what Allah says don’t do? The answer is, yes. As a result, they will suffer for it in this life and in the Hereafter.
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