Arlandson A Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian woman, but a Christian man is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman. 427) This verse, as noted, says that Islam permits Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women who are Christians and Jews, but a Jewish or Christian man may not marry a Muslim woman.

I remember hearing an interview on the radio with a Muslim, a few years ago. (In this article I will address only the Christian community.) What is the rationale behind the ruling?

As the interview began, the host asked the Muslim guest whether he was married. The radio host pressed home the point, saying that the guest’s first statement was a little misleading, wasn’t it? Then, if I recall correctly, the radio host sensed his guest’s unease and changed the subject. Beyond any doubt, Islam is patriarchal, so a Muslim man must have final control in the relationship.

It is permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian/Jewish woman strictly under these two conditions: Why is marriage allowed in only one direction? Likewise you are permitted to marry chaste believing women [Muslims] or chaste women among the people who were given the Scripture [Jews and Christians] . It may be true that Muhammad at first respected Judaism and Christianity, but he turned against them later on in his life, as seen in this article and this one.

Maybe seventh-century Arab culture will answer this question. So this means that in seventh-century Arab culture a Muslim man may dominate his wife or wives, but not a Christian man who would dominate his Muslim wife.

Perhaps the Quran itself does not honor women, married or not. The Quran For the historical and literary topical context of this next sura (chapter), please click here. Islam allegedly is the best and final religion for all humankind, and the Muslim man may convert his submissive wife.

Perhaps in Muhammad’s mind no woman could ever convert a Muslim man, if he is a traditionalist.

Today, this is especially true if he comes from a hard line region in an Islamic country or a hard line Muslim family.

Therefore, Christian women must be careful about marrying Muslim men.Islam does not give the same rights to women as it does to men.In fact, the Quran clearly says that women are inferior to men.Further, to be blunt, but also factual, Islam generally is a cruel and harsh slave-master.This article shows that Muslim men are permitted to have sex with their slave-girls.This article gives the top ten reasons why Islam is not the religion of peace.