LETTER 1 of 2As-Salaam-Alaikum: I don't mean to bother you but this is disturbing my mind and I need an educated explanation. She tried to defend herself by saying that he did not prohibit her from practicing Islam and he has agreed that the children will be Muslim. I don't know if they were married and she converted or if she was already Muslim when they married.I was at a Muslim Sister's Fashion Show (predominately African American sisters) when during casual conversation a young sister (mid 20s) stated that her husband is Christian. She was under such a heavy attack that I could not get that question in.However this issue is one that I need to understand because I can't adequately explain why there is a prohibition for the Muslim female in marrying from the people of the book and there is no prohibition for the Muslim male.More often than not I hear all non Muslims classified as kufar.
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the Saudi-American relationship virtually always blossoms in the States, in a climate that allows dating, cohabitation, children out of wedlock, religious diversity, and a multitude of other Islamic sins which go unnoticed by Saudi relatives and religious leaders thousands of miles away.
American citizen wives swear that the transformation in their Saudi husbands occurs during the transatlantic flight to the Kingdom.
It is often easier for a Muslim to meet a non-Muslim of the opposite sex–in school for instance–than for a Muslim to meet another Muslim in a religiously sanctioned setting because Muslim prayer and religious education are all segregated by sex.