Muslim Arab women marrying non-Arab Muslim man
Fatwa No: 81565

Question

Can a Muslim Arab woman marry a non-Arab Muslim Man?

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and Blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

An Arab Muslim woman can marry a non-Arab Muslim man. At the same time, a Muslim Arab man can marry a non-Arab Muslim woman, because the suitability in Islam is based only on religion, according to the opinion of the majority of Muslim scholars. Other conditions could be abandoned by guardians. The Prophet Muhammad (Blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) says: “If one of you proposed a woman and you like his religion and character, you should marry him, if you do not marry him, there will be trouble and deprivation”. They said: “If there is something (should we accept him)? He replied; if one proposes to marry a woman and you like his religion and character, you should marry him, the Prophet repeated it three times”. Narrated by Tirmizi.      Allah knows best.

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