Dating a non practicing muslim
In some countries, including Burma, Israel, and Indonesia, there appear to be restrictions on interfaith marriages involving people of religions other than Islam as well.
In Afghanistan, the Civil Code applies to the marriages of the Sunni followers of Islamic jurisprudence.
These countries either do not have separate civil marriage laws or do not allow Muslim individuals to marry under such laws.
19 of 2009 forbids the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man, and the marriage of Muslim man to a woman who is not Kitabia (referring to the Abrahamic religions). Back to Top In Bangladesh, family law matters, including marriage, are predominantly regulated by the personal status laws of the members of the religion concerned. The majority Muslim population is governed by Muslim personal status laws that are predominantly based on the Hanafi school of thought.
This prohibition is based on qur’anic verse 1 of Surat al-Baqarah, which says that Muslim men must not “marry polytheistic women until they believe.” The same verse prohibits Muslim women from marrying men who are atheist or do not believe in any of the Abrahamic religions, stating, “do not marry polytheistic men [to your women] until they believe.” Back to Top In India, marriage is regulated by the personal status laws applicable to the persons concerned.
The Hindu Marriage Act allows members of the Hindu, Buddhist, Jain, or Sikh religions to intermarry. Under Muslim personal status laws as interpreted by the Hanafi school of thought, which is predominant in India, only Muslim men are permitted to marry , meaning members of the Christian or Jewish religions; Muslim women are prohibited from marrying non-Muslims. If a partner is a Christian it may be possible to marry under Christian rites through the Indian Christian Marriage Act, 1872. Interfaith couples are able to rely on the Special Marriage Act, which provides for a “special form marriage”—a civil marriage conducted by a registrar appointed by the state that is available to all persons in India, irrespective of the religion, caste, or faith to which either party belongs.
Back to Top There is no explicit provision in Egyptian legislation prohibiting interfaith marriage.
However, since Islam is the main source of legislation according to article 2 of the Egyptian Constitution of 2014, family matters are subject to the rules of Islamic law.
However, according to section 47 of the Act, (1) The fact that either party to a marriage becomes an apostate or converts to a faith other than Islam shall not by itself operate to dissolve the marriage unless confirmed by the Court.