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IIs it important to be a practical Muslim for a marriage ~ be valid.~


Myself and my ‘husband’ have been together for 11 years. We have 6 children. I took my shahada a few years ago. I had a very bad upbringing and a traumatic adulthood and it seems to have caught up with me more recently. I have sought counselling for this. My husband however isnt interested in this. He is only concerned with the fact that I don’t currently practice. So I’d like to know if its permissible for a muslim man to be married to a non practicing muslim, previously christian woman?


Wa alaykum salam

Thank you for your question

As soon as a person says shahada and sincerely believes in it, he becomes a Muslim.
And for a marriage to be valid, both partners have to be Muslims (according to the above definition ).  if one of the partners decides not to practice Islam, their marriage does not break.

When you mentioned that you had a very bad past and right now are going through a difficult phase in your life, I thought it was my duty to help you and show you a way to get rid of this trauma.

I am sure that you are well aware that it’s only Allah who can remove you from this trauma and grant you tranquillity and peace of mind.

You need to strengthen your bond with Him, talk to Him, and ask Him to help you. And there is no doubt He is the best of helpers.

By not practising Islam you are not doing any good to yourself, rather you are being far from Allah swt and the only person you are harming is yourself.

Please do think about what I have said. May Allah keep us all on the right path.

Sukaina Taqavi