Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Question: Assalam aleykum,

Is a Muslim woman allowed to marry a non-religious man who is a singer?

Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh,

I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for reaching out to us. Please forgive me for the delay.

Marriage

As long as the man you marry is Muslim, then your marriage contract is valid.

However, please know that unless they want to, people do not change after marriage. It is up to you to be the change you wish to see in your relationship. Please refer to: Be the Change You Wish to See in Your Relationship.

Are you content with this man being the father of your children? If you want to raise your kids on deen, then know that it is a lot easier if both you and your husband are practising Muslims.

Marriage and especially raising children, is tremendous physical, emotional and spiritual work. Your unborn children deserve a father who can be a good role model for them. Please reflect on this, before you make your final decision. Please also perform the Prayer of Guidance. If Allah makes easy your path to marrying this man, then that is your positive answer. If Allah sends many obstacles your way, then that is your negative answer.

I encourage you to also do your research about marriage, if you have not done so already:

Marriage in Islam: Practical Guidance for Successful Marriages
Before You Tie the Knot : A Guide for Couples
Before the Wedding : Questions for Muslims to Ask Before Getting Married

Please see:

Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered

[Ustadha] Raidah Shah Idil

Checked & Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil has spent almost two years in Amman, Jordan, where she learned Shafi’i’ fiqh, Arabic, Seerah, Aqeedah, Tasawwuf, Tafsir and Tajweed. She continues to study with her Teachers in Malaysia and online through SeekersHub Global. She graduated with a Psychology and English degree from University of New South Wales, was a volunteer hospital chaplain for 5 years and has completed a Diploma of Counselling from the Australian Institute of Professional Counsellors. She lives in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with her husband, daughter, and mother-in-law.

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