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where in the quran does it say, why it's ok for muslims men to marry anyone whom they please, and muslims women can only marry muslims men? from my understanding the person states the quran says believing men. I know the quran says, but I also know that in somen qurans the wording may differ, but the same thing, so how do I explain that

asked 10 amiroonyx21's gravatar image

Qur'an doesn't say Muslim men can marry anyone who they please. It says to men: ولا تنكحوا المشركات حتى يؤمن (do not marry polytheistic women until they believe - 2:221). The only women who Muslim men can marry are Muslim women or two exceptions - chaste Jewish or Christian women.

As Allah سبحانه و تعالى said: والمحصنات من المؤمنات والمحصنات من الذين أوتوا الكتاب من قبلكم إذا آتيتموهن أجورهن محصنين غير مسافحين ولا متخذي أخدان (...(Lawful to you in marriage) are chaste women from the believers and chaste women from those who were given the Scripture (Jews and Christians) - Qur'an 5:5).

So this is the limit. All other women (Hindu, atheist, etc) are forbidden for them to marry.

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As for Muslim women, there are no exceptions. They can only marry Muslim men.

يا أيها الذين آمنوا إذا جاءكم المؤمنات مهاجرات فامتحنوهن الله أعلم بإيمانهن فإن علمتموهن مؤمنات فلا ترجعوهن إلى الكفار لا هن حل لهم ولا هم يحلون لهن وآتوهم ما أنفقوا ولا جناح عليكم أن تنكحوهن إذا آتيتموهن أجورهن ولا تمسكوا بعصم الكوافر واسألوا ما أنفقتم وليسألوا ما أنفقوا ذلكم حكم الله يحكم بينكم والله عليم حكيم (...O you who believe! When believing women come to you as emigrants, examine them, Allah knows best as to their Faith, then if you ascertain that they are true believers, send them not back to the disbelievers, they are not lawful (wives) for the disbelievers nor are the disbelievers lawful (husbands) for them.. - Qur'an 60:10).

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