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Yet, few are actually willing to articulate this in an official forum. Abou El Fadl is an example of a scholar who has openly and candidly addressed the issue of Muslim women marrying “men of the Book.” In his response he explains his dislike of the issue and his tendency to avoid answering the question. Few modern scholars feel comfortable forbidding it for that reason.The question that makes even the most open-minded Imams squirm was revived – Can a Muslim woman marry a non-Muslim man? She did the unthinkable, the ultimate taboo for a good Muslim girl from a good Muslim family – she married a Jew… The answer in all the major schools of thought has traditionally been a resounding NO. As such, the bases for this opinion are two ayats [Qu’ran verses], the opinions of scholars I have questioned, and my own research.The answer in all the major schools of thought has traditionally been a resounding NO. This opinion does not apply to marriages where one converts to another’s faith.
The first is that a differentiation is made between non-Muslim “People of the Book” (those of the Judeo-Christian faith) and non-Muslim polytheists.
The justification for this view fall primarily along these lines: 1) preservation of the Ummah [Muslim Community], 2) the father establishes religion for his children, 3) loss of certain rights as a Muslim woman, 4) implications on family law.