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: Why are Male Believers Allowed to Marry People of the Book?
: Reader Questions March 25, 2013, 12:31:28 PM
Salaam,

Please explain why male Believers are permitted to marry people of the Book (Christians)? Do they not commit shirk?

[2:221] Do not marry the ‘MUSHRIKAAT’ until they believe; a believing slave woman is better than a ‘mushrika’, even if you like her. And do not marry the ‘MUSHRIKEEN’ until they believe. A believing slave man is better than a mushrik, even if you like him. These invite to the fire, while God invites to Paradise and forgiveness, with His permission, and He clarifies His revelations for the people, that they may remember.

salaam
: Re: Why are Male Believers Allowed to Marry People of the Book?
: Joseph Islam March 25, 2013, 12:36:50 PM
May peace be upon you.

Please see my following article which attempts to put this matter into context, God willing.

MARRIAGE WITH THE PEOPLE OF THE BOOK
http://quransmessage.com/articles/marriage%20with%20people%20of%20the%20book%20FM3.htm

I hope that helps,

Regards,
Joseph.