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Marriage with a Christian Man

Q:

Hi one my very close friends has recently accepted islam and her boyfriend is a catholic. Now they are to get married Question is that can she marry a catholic ??

A:

The following is the stance of Ayatollah Syed Sistani with regards to marrying someone who is not a Muslim:

2406. A Muslim woman cannot marry a non-Muslim, and a male Muslim also cannot marry a non-Muslim woman *who are not Ahlul Kitab*. However, there is no harm in contracting temporary marriage with Jewish and Christians women, but the obligatory precaution is that *a Muslim should not take  them in permanent marriage*. There are certain sects like Khawarij, Ghulat  and Nawasib who claim to be Muslims, but are classified as non-Muslims.Muslim men and women cannot contract permanent or temporary marriage with them.

(http://www.sistani.org/english/book/48/2348/)

Laila Habib