INTERFAITH MARRIAGE IN ISLAM AND PRESENT SITUATION

Abstract

Marriage is a part of life as well as society. This paper seeks to answer the issue pertaining to the practicability of interfaith marriage in Malaysia. The terms ‘interfaith marriage’ denote marital union wherein the partners belong to the different faith or religion. The definition of interfaith marriage as well as its type will be discussed in detail hereinafter. For the purpose of this paper, our main concern will be on the issue of interfaith marriage in which one of the parties to such marriage is professing Islam while another is ahl al-Kitab (people of the Book). I have based my opinion on primary sources of Shari’ah i.e. Al Quran and Sunnah of the Prophet (S.A.W). I also refer the purpose or Objective of Shari’ah (maqasid al sharia) as well as Principle of the law (al qawa’id al fiqhiyyah)

Keywords: : Interfaith Marriage, Ahl Al-Kitab., Islam, Malaysian Perspective


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