Perhaps the Quran itself does not honor women, married or not. The Quran For the historical and literary topical context of this next sura (chapter), please click here. Islam allegedly is the best and final religion for all humankind, and the Muslim man may convert his submissive wife.Perhaps in Muhammads mind no woman could ever convert a Muslim man, if he is a traditionalist.And this is risky for the Christian, since she would be most vulnerable to a particularly strong patriarchy that may rear its ugly head later on in the marriage.Remember, the Quran gives permission to husbands to hit their wives if the husbands merely fear high handedness or rebellion in their wives (Sura ).If a married couple starts their walk together with the same faith and theology, then this takes the pressure off of possibly converting the partner to the others faith.
And this article offers the top ten reasons why Islamic law is bloody and excessivesix hundred years after Jesus showed us a better way.
Also, this true spiritual equality takes away any patriarchy.
The woman already agrees with the husband in matters of religion, so what need does he have to control the relationship and lay down religious law?
Besides this practical reason, if a Christian understands the New Testament, then he or she must not marry a Muslim, for spiritual and theological reasons. They must raise their children in spiritual harmony, as followers of Christ. Both Christianity and Islam allow the marriage of different races.
Conclusion My criticism is not leveled against Muslims but against Islam as a religious system and against its early violent history, when Muhammad himself was founding the original community, and against its later violent history. For example, a white Christian can marry a black Christian. In Christianity, the only requirement is that each one must be a believer and follower of Christ and receive the Holy Spirit. More important, it is about our relationship with Jesus Christor absence of this relationship, sadly.
It is permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian/Jewish woman strictly under these two conditions: Why is marriage allowed in only one direction? Likewise you are permitted to marry chaste believing women [Muslims] or chaste women among the people who were given the Scripture [Jews and Christians] . It may be true that Muhammad at first respected Judaism and Christianity, but he turned against them later on in his life, as seen in this article and this one.