Muslims living in non-Muslim countries are encouraged to establish religious councils and institutions to regulate their personal and family affairs. This will also help them to be officially recognized.
The unanimity of Muslim scholars agrees that a Muslim woman is not allowed to marry a non- Muslim including those who follow Bahai’ism as it is creed concocted with elements from Buddhism and other religions.
A Muslim woman can marry a communist only if he believes that there is no other deity than God and Muhammed is God’s messenger. In other cases it is forbidden. This article answers this question in details.
Muslim scholars have 2 different views on burying a Muslim in a coffin in societies where Muslims are minorities. The first discourages it and the second permits it in certain conditions as in case of soft land.
It is forbidden to Muslims to eat any food certainly mixed with what is forbidden like pork. In case of doubt about it then the food is permissible to eat, because the normal ruling is that things are permissible.
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Muslims are encouraged to integrate with non-Muslim society while they are maintaining their bond with God. On the other hand, complete integration where they are asked to discard their Religion is forbidden.
Muslims are urged to support each other specially those who suffer from injustice providing that the means is permissible. The Prophet himself took part of a supportive alliance “alFudul” before Islam message
It is permissible for Muslims to be a citizen of a non-Muslim country. As long as their Islamic identity is not threatened and that they can raise their children as Muslims but they have to abide by the law of the land.
There are two views on a Muslim residence in a non-Muslim country. The first supports it, if he could declare and practice his faith. The second view forbids it and find it obligatory to leave unbelievers land.
Muslims can help non-Muslim soldiers providing that this will bring more benefits to Muslims. Whoever pursue piety is helped. But it is absolutely forbidden if they are helping them to fight against Islam.
Religious coexistence is accepted in Islam if it aims at creating a peaceful environment for different Religions followers. But it is not accepted if its purpose it to come up with a new religious framework.
Non-Muslims can take part in Islamic prayers. This could incline their hearts to Islam, and may lead to accepting it. They only have to be in a separate row or at the end of the row so the lines are not interrupted.
Non-Muslims are allowed to attend lectures or meetings in Mosques. As these meetings may help them accept Islam through knowing what it advocates. But it is important that they preserve Mosques sanctity
Interfaith dialogues are permissible providing that they aim to advocate Islam and to achieve peaceful coexistence with non-Muslims. But if they aim to achieve a mix between religions they are forbidden.
Muslims living in non-Muslim countries can organize peaceful demonstrations. As it is away to protest against wrongs and ensure public interest in Western countries, and it will help get minority’s voice heard.
Muslim women have the right to participate in political activities providing that it is in accordance with what their circumstances allow and as long as the participation in public affairs won’t cause any harm.
The main objective of Islamic law is to bring benefit and prevent harm. So, a Muslim can help non-Muslim to get a public office providing that his election will prevent injustice and ensure and complement benefit
A Muslim can take a public office in non-Muslim country if it will help achieve public benefit providing that the work itself is permissible and it won’t cause any harms to Muslims. And he should run it with wisdom.
The participation of Muslims in politics in non-Muslim countries could show the true Islam but it also could lead to division within the Muslim community. It depends on the balance between benefit and harm.
Children born from adultery are usually affiliated to their mothers and not her partner. Although another view permits its affiliation to the father if he has been given the mandatory punishment for adultery.
Most scholars agree that an illegitimate person cannot be blamed on his parents’ sin. If a man is born outside of wedlock and proposes to a Muslim woman, it is permissible to marry her if he is Muslim with good manners
There are 2 views on the marriage of a Muslim woman who has no Muslim guardians. The first view is that it is not permissible and she may act for herself. The second allows a non-Muslim to act as a guardian in her marriage.
Intermarrying a Sunnah woman to a Shia man is not permissible especially if he is from the hard-line Shia as they are a deviant creed. Other scholars declare Shia as believers and they may marry Muslim women.
For a marriage to be valid in Islam, the presence of wife’s guardian and witnesses is essential. Official registration is not vital although its absence is discouraged as it ensures the rights for both parties.