It follows therefore that a Muslim would expect the non-Muslim spouse to convert to Islam before a Nikaah.
Further, the Islamic law requires that children of mixed marriages must be Muslims to inherit the lineage and wealth of the parents, and therefore must have Sunat, religious circumcision to formally announce them as Muslims, and be raised in the Islamic faith only.
Summer ’06 always assumed that she would raise her children Jewish.
Now that she’s in a serious relationship with a practicing Catholic, however, her children’s faith is no longer quite so certain.
Interfaith marriages can be challenging and definitely require lots of love and effective communication.
We are happy to provide basic information on mixed marriage, although it is not always possible to put you in touch with couples for features.He adds that many Indian families would not support interfaith relationships, and that this attitude is characteristic of many other cultural traditions as well.“A lot of parents feel that you’re going to dilute your culture if you date someone of a different culture,” he says.In contrast, Summer says she found that the strongest reactions came not from her family, but from her religious community.Roman Catholics should have the non-Catholic converted to Roman Catholicism being married.For children of such unions, the non-catholic party had to agree to raise them as Catholics. How a person will deal with inter-faith marriages depends on age of the couple (older couple are better in dealing with it) as well as the region and environment. People in the west are more welcoming towards such marriages.So this conversion is required for the family to function as a unit, and to ensure all have the similar property rights and recognition.