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I am a Muslim and have a Catholic girlfriend. Can I marry her in a church?

Moderator - If you are truly and Muslim and your girlfriend truly a Catholic, you both should not marry each other. The religious differences are a show stopper and will only cause future problems in the marriage.

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No, you cannot marry in her church. I agree with the moderator. Have you considered accepting the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior? I understand that your Koran recognizes Jesus as a wise teacher but the truth is that He is our only savior and way to Heaven. You need only believe.
---jody on 1/28/10

I sure wouldn't appreciate the restrictions placed on me either if I were in that girl's shoes. The muslim religion is such a cold and chauvenistic one--ugh!
---Mary on 1/26/10


They had met while he was in the USA [student visa I would guess] and were married in Pakistan. She was a typical 19 year old girl and did not like the restrictions placed upon her for going out of the grounds of the home in Pakistan. She came back to the USA and got a divorce. I can not say that she was ever attend church regularly as a child.

He mother was part time staff in a long term health care facility where I lived for 11 years. I never got my batch of brownies for making the DVDs of the wedding and when he mother got remarried I never got my gift card [If you got cash you could only keep 10%] for make DVDs of her wedding photos. So I would not say that the family had a Christian back ground.
---Friendly_Blogger on 1/24/10

Friendly Blogger: Was your friend's daughter a professing Christian? Also, if you know, can you please tell us specifically why the marriage didn't last? Thanks.

Cliff is onto something I agree with ((I can't believe I said that!)). What seems to be the delusion of many ((I didn't say all :)) husband seeking women is the strange notion, "Once we're married I'll change him". That's totally unrealistic (what were you thinking? -- insane) & potentially dangerous!
---Leon on 1/23/10

A friends daughter married a Muslim man in Pakistan. I was asked to scan all the wedding photos and make a DVD slide show and have all the photos on the DVDs as well. the customs were quite interesting and the festivities were very beautiful.

But the marriage did not last two years.

It just does not work in the long run.
---Friendly_Blogger on 1/23/10

Sometimes I read responses on this blog that make me cringe--the 2010 equivalent to throwing stones. Does kindness cost you anything?
---Deb on 1/23/10

If you were a devout Muslim you wouldn't even be dating a Catholic woman.
---KarenD on 1/22/10

Cluny ... Indeed you did answer the question, but I asked why you did not JUST (i.e. only) answer the post, without descending into unhelpful, even destructive, interdenomination squabbles
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/22/10

One thing seems to be forgotten here..human nature!
I learned a long time ago that you cannot reason with "emotion"
Women marry guys on death row in prison,obnoxious and abusive spouses etc..

"But daddy I love him"...persuasion is a must but there are NO guarantees!
I have 3 daughters!
---1st_cliff on 1/22/10

Cluny ... Why don't you just address the question asked by Hassan? You have allowed yourself to be drawn into denominational conflict, which is not going to give hom a good impression of Christians.\\

I already have. Did you not read all of my first post?
---Cluny on 1/22/10

Well hossam_hassan_abd_el, it appears you have come to the place of the self-proclaimed expert on all things spiritual.

Why don't you look into your own heart. That's where you will find your answer.
---Deb on 1/22/10

What church would you like to Marry her? a Catholic one?

What does your Koran say? Because a Catholic believes in the Bible as God's word and it says, "Do not be unequally yoked together with unbelievers, for what does belial have in common with Christ?"

Is Jesus Lord and Savior of your life? Or is Allah your god? The two of you will be the most miserable married people on earth because of the differences in your beliefs, the bible tells us DO NOT BE UNEQUALLY YOKED.
The Catholic Church most likely will not allow you to marry in their church. You two worship two different Gods. Allah is a false god, Jehovah is the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. There will be major conflicts in your marriage.
---Donna on 1/22/10

Hassan: Is a Muslim man supposed to have a "girlfriend"? Also, can a Christian man marry a Muslim woman?

I think Christian women must be very careful not to marry Muslim men because they won't be considered equal partners in the relationship. Islam sees women as inferior & doesn't give them the same rights as men. Muslim men "must" have final marital "control", per Islamic teaching, even to the point of converting a dominated wife.

I recommend any Christian woman considering marriage to a Muslim man to 1st, pay close attention to current world news reports & then see the Sally Field 1990 movie, based on a true story, "Not Without My Daughter". Oil & water doesn't mix!
---Leon on 1/22/10

Cluny ... Why don't you just address the question asked by Hassan? You have allowed yourself to be drawn into denominational conflict, which is not going to give hom a good impression of Christians.

Hassan is the important guy on this blog, and we should be trying to help him!
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/22/10

Cluny, what I think is the Pope's way of being Catholic would be off topic for this thread. I'm simply saying that not all Catholics are the same, not to mention how a number are not ones who obey Jesus. So, her claiming to be Catholic doesn't tell us anyting unless we get to know her, personally, to see what *she* means. And, Alan, in the United States we have people claiming to be Catholic who don't even believe in the Trinity or the morals of the official Roman Catholic Church. And I know people who don't buy the Pope having the authority officially claimed by the Vatican. Basically, Cluny, by the Pope's way I mean the official Roman Catholic religion.
---Bill_bila5659 on 1/22/10

The Catholic religion is no more Christian than the religion of Islam. That is not to say that all Catholics are not Christian. Catholicism gives Mary divinity, and makes her the mediator between man and Jesus. Jesus is our mediator, not our judge. Christianity is not a religion, but a faith.
---JIMMY on 1/22/10

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\\Not all Catholics believe in the Pope's way of being Catholic. \\

Bill_bila5659, I'd really like you to tell us what you think the Pope's way of being Catholic is.

Can you be specific?
---Cluny on 1/22/10

"I am a Muslim and have a Catholic girlfriend. Can I marry her in a church?" Anything is possible.
Will your marriage be valid? Secularly, yes, If you go through the proper secular channels, blood test, license, ceremony, consummation.
In the view of your "religions"? No.
In the sight of "God"? No. No matter whIch "God" you serve.
Should you marry? No. Unless of course one or both of you are willing to denounce your "religion".
Stop and think before you act. Choose, this day, before marriage, whom you will serve.
---josef on 1/22/10

Equal/Same faith in God contributes very much to peace and conflict resolutions in marriages. The Bible teaches us that marriage between people of different faiths is an unequal yoke & a very likely source of burden on the couple and the people around them. Because of this reason, the church will not officially unite such couples. But if you have been married outside the church, it will not fight you.
---Adetunji on 1/22/10

Roman Catholics are Christian

(and please Cluny and Bill, don't confuse the issue here by indulging in denominational squabbling)

Hassan, I understand that Muslim belief is that Jesus was a prophet, and no more than that.

Christians believe that He was and is the true Son of God. We beleive that by His Sacrifice in Death, and His Resurrection, He has paid for our sins, and that we can therefore have eternal Life with God.

There is a big difference between Islam and Christianity. Do you think that either of you would be able to accept the other's beliefs? It's very important that you do share.
---alan8566_of_uk on 1/22/10

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My understanding is that Islam does not permit its adherents to marry in anything but an Islamic ceremony.

And the Catholic Church does not permit her members to marry unbaptized people.

\\Not all Catholics believe in the Pope's way of being Catholic. \\

And by the same token, not all pop-evangelicals believe the Bible's way of being Christian.
---Cluny on 1/21/10

Hossam, please stay a while to visit with us and discuss this and other things. You can find out what she really understands as a Catholic. Not all Catholics believe in the Pope's way of being Catholic. And you can read the Bible, together, and discover how you feel about this message about Jesus and how the Bible says Allah really wants us to *learn* how to love. Jesus says, "'Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.'" (Matthew 11:28-30) Get married in Jesus Christ's sweet and kind and pleasant rest for our souls (c:
---Bill_bila5659 on 1/21/10

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