Islamic law (sharia) permits marriage between Muslim men and women who are People of the Book (Jews and Christians); in the case of a Muslim-Christian marriage, which is to be contracted only after permission from the Christian party, the Christian spouse is not to be prevented from attending church for prayer and Islamic law (sharia) permits marriage between Muslim men and women who are People of the Book
Can a Muslim woman remarry?
It is not permissible to marry a woman if ones objective is to make her permissible for her first husband. There are hadith from that confirm that entering a tahleel marriage with the intention of divorcing so that the original spouses can be remarry is forbidden (haraam).
How do you become a Muslim?
Becoming a Muslim You have to believe that there is only one God, Allah, who created the entire universe, and that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is his final messenger on earth. If you recite this, with total sincerity, in front of two witnesses, you have become a Muslim.
What can Muslims not eat?
According to the Quran, the only foods explicitly forbidden are meat from animals that die of themselves, blood, the animals that eat meat or feed on meat or skin like pig (pork), snakes etc. is unlawful.
What do you say when you convert to Islam?
It reads: I bear witness that none deserves worship except God, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the messenger of God. The Shahada declares belief in the oneness (tawhid) of God (Allah) and the acceptance of Muhammad as Gods messenger.
Why do Muslims grow beards?
Some religions (such as Islam and Sikhism) have considered a full beard to be essential and mandate it as part of their observance. In countries with colder climates, beards help protect the wearers face from the elements.
What is the problem with cousins marrying?
The majority of babies born to couples who are blood relatives are healthy. Whilst cousin marriage increases the risk of birth defect from 3% to 6%, the absolute risk is still small. Cousin marriage only accounts for a third of birth defects.
Do Muslims celebrate holidays?
There are two official holidays in Islam, Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. Both holidays occur on dates in the lunar Islamic calendar, which is different from the solar based Gregorian calendar, so they are observed on different Gregorian dates every year.