Nikaah between a muslim and christian

Question ID: 28760

A friend of mine is involved in a relationship with a Christian Woman and wants to get married to her. According to him he did some investigations on the internet (for about 5 years now, his been in the relationship for 10 years), speaking to Imaams, Molanas… and found out that according to the Quran it is permissible for him to marry her without her turning/converting to Islam. He did mention a few restrictions, in the sense that the children of this marriage must be raised Muslim, which they have no problem when they get married. My question is this: how does one actually perform the Nikah in this situation? Is the Nikah performed any differently? Are there any prerequisites that they both have to comply with before performing the Nikah?

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Asked on April 28, 2008 12:00 am
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Permissable but not advisable. Nikah should be made as per normal performance. Many difficulties. like;
1) food
2) Children
3) Celebrations
4) Interactions
5) Inheritance have to be sorted out before entering into this contract.
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Answered on April 28, 2008 12:00 am