Interfaith dating for jewish men
Asma LamrabetIt goes without saying that the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man is one of the main taboo issues in debates on Islam.According to a broad consensus religiously sterile, a Muslim woman is formally forbidden to marry a non-Muslim man regardless of his religion, while a Muslim man is allowed to get married to a non Muslim woman, mainly a Christian or a Jew, considered by the Islamic schools as “People of the Book”.Although I had some minor deviations from that path (coming out of the closet was originally not part of the plan for me), the whole thing was largely intact. The rabbi and the rabbinical intern at my university Hillel both encouraged me to apply to rabbinical school.But as I began preparing to apply to law school, I began wondering: what if I want to be a lawyer? But when I began looking into the Reform and Reconstructionist rabbinical colleges, I discovered a barrier I hadn't imagined would be a problem: I would have to sign a statement affirming that I would not be in an interfaith relationship at the time of my ordination.Theologican Robert Hater, author of the 2006 book, “When a Catholic Marries a Non-Catholic,” writes: “To regard mixed religion marriages negatively does them a disservice.They are holy covenants and must be treated as such.” A marriage can be regarded at two levels – whether it is valid in the eyes of the church and whether it is a sacrament.Although I was in an interfaith relationship at the time, that requirement would have been as offensive to me if I had not been.Some friends suggested that I should sign the statement anyway, and keep my relationship a secret.
Moreover, both the Reform and Reconstructionist movements appeared to have no problem with having interfaith families in their congregations.These invite to the Fire, and Allah invites to the Garden and to forgiveness by His grace, and makes clear His revelations to mankind so that they may remember) were engaged in a merciless war against the believing Muslims.It is also worth reminding that polytheists were belonging to an aristocratic class of obscene wealth and indecent conduct, and whose lifestyle was reconsidered by the new social values of fairness and equity of Islam.What does the Qur’an say about this issue and how does it deal with the marriage of Muslim men and women to non-Muslims?In the Qur’an, there is only one verse that clearly tackles this issue.By the time I reached my senior year of college, I'd had my life plan for about a decade already: go to college, major in political science, go to law school, get involved with politics.This, I thought, was the best way for me to make the world a better place. I was (and am) passionate about my faith, I enjoyed Jewish learning and theological discussions and thought that perhaps the rabbinate would be a better way to make a difference.Until recent decades, the idea of a Catholic marrying outside the faith was practically unheard of, if not taboo.Such weddings took place in private ceremonies in the parish rectory, not in a church sanctuary in front of hundreds of friends and family.But that was decades ago and now we're living in modern times.Times when there's a public outcry over a Cheerios ad featuring an interracial couple.