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Can a muslim boy marry with a christian woman?

Q:

Asslamualikum. I hope you are well. Sir i am muslim. I work as a software developer. I want to ask you a serious question. Please guide me because whatever you will suggest according to Quran and islam inshallah i will follow it. So i met with a girl who is christian live in brazil country. We fell in love. Can we marry each other .she want me to come in brazil and marry with her. I explained her that we as a muslim also admit the prophet Jeasus peace be upon him as a prohpet of Allah but not as Allah not as the son of Allah. We believe and follow the hazrat Muhammad peace be upon him as a prohpet and last messanger of Allah. She do not know about the last prophet. And i do not think that she will accept islam . she send me 2 lack rupees for ticket to come brazil and marrt with her. I have recieved that money. This is whole story now you please guide me is it allow to marry with a Christian woman or not according to islam ? if yes then is it necessary to make her muslim after or before marriage? If not allowed to marry with a Christian then is it necessary for me to send her money back? If yes then how i can transfer it? because i confirmed here from western union and others they said they can not transfer money to foreigners. I did spend even a single rupees from her money. Only the money will be spend on the transfer rate while i will transfer it. Pleae guide me and give the answer of my whole questions. I will wait for your kind response.

A:
Waalykum salam 
 
Thank you for your Question. 
 
Muslim man can not marry a Christian woman Permanently Unless the marriage is temporary (Mutaa).  
 
If she is willing to be a Muslimah (by choice and with full knowledge) then yes you can certainly marry her. 
 
Also, you cannot keep the money. It belongs to her and needs to be returned. The Western union itself should be able to guide you. 
 
Kind regards, 

 

Naajiya Jaffery