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Is it right for a Muslim and Christian to date without plans of any of them converting?

Discussion in 'Religion & Spirituality' started by Sharon Ndaa, Mar 4, 2018.

  1. Sharon Ndaa

    Sharon Ndaa New Member

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    According to me, mingling with other religion is only right. But if it's about dating I would suggest christians to date christians and muslims to date muslims. That is of none of them has plans of converting.

    Obviously it's evident that it's all a waste of time and resources. I don't mean that dating a christian then break up could not be a waste of time, it could be but dating someone from your religion increases your religion bond. But if both of you speak differently in matter of religion then u won't experience any spiritual growth.

    Everyone is out there for a relationship that will have a future and one that will lead to marriage and happiness. Considering parents decisions which is very important in our future lives, I am very sure no parents would support a lady who has been brought up in a christian background to just drop down her foundation and join a man in a very different background.

    My last suggestions every religion date their religion without interfering with others religion backgrounds, because sometimes love is blind.
     
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    Dating from different religious backgrounds would be somehow hard. As you may realise it will leave a gap unattended that will possibly never be sealed. The backgrounds being different ,it means getting knit together is hard, one will want to go to the place of Worship and the other because their religion or believe doesn't agree with such a place will not allow the freedom of Worship.

    Such a relationship is bound to break even before too long. A house divided cannot stand.
     
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    Some assume that religion might makes things a little trickier, but that is an understatement , especially if one of you comes from an extremely religiously observant background . You will go through compromises , weird conversations , and awkward moments . You will stop many times and ask yourself " am I dating the right person ? " . And if you got married you may have some problems determining the child's religion .

    You must be careful before you fall in love with anybody . In my opinion the less differences you have , the better you relationship will be .
     
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    I don't think I would date someone just for the sake of dating. I would think about that person as a potential life partner and so I would not date outside my religion.

    There would be too many complications, If you're celebrating Christmas and your husbands family don't attend because they don't celebrate it or if they do attend they might not eat the dinner as it may not be prepared according to their religious beliefs, for example; kosher.
     
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    I tend to differ with all the above comments because the issue has been judged from a very narrow perspective. I realize that region is a creation of humans and not God. Do you?. When one sees life only from the religious angle neglecting the spiritual angle, there is bound to be the wrong conclusion.It is the proof of a narrow perspective when one differentiate between your God and my God.

    If you are dating someone for reasons other than love, it is acceptable. When someone dates because of love, then it must not be judged through religious angle but from the spiritual angle. When you view the world spiritually you will not be troubled by the dictates of religion. Love is eternal.
     
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    I don't agree with the view that one should fall in love and have a relationship with someone who belongs to the same religion. Why can't people following two different religions have a great life together? After all the concept of religion is made by us. If there is love and respect in between the two individuals and they are ready to adjust and change for each other then they are bound to have a successful relationship.

    In fact having such inter faith relationships and unions will slowly but surely break the barriers of religion, caste , class and bring the world together,which is very much required today.
     
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    Religions have their specific teachings.Islam and Christianity have different practices which i feel don't merge.For you to be married to a Muslim or marry a Muslim as a Christian you must be ready to revert to Islam.This applies to Hinduism where they don't marry outside their religion.

    Lovebirds who are not ready to switch into their lovers religion should not date.This will help in reducing heart breaks.
     
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    I used to be a Youth Leader in our church and I have minister to the Youth ministry for about a decade and this issue is not new for me. I have encountered a lot of young people with problems in their relationship and guide them.

    When I was in the Youth Ministry, one of the most important thing in a relationship that they should never forget is never date someone without having a plan to marry that person. We always told them that before you decide to date someone, make sure that you really love that person and you really want to be with that person for the rest of your life.

    Another thing is, if they marry a person who has a different belief can cause them so much pain in the future. They will be torn between losing their beliefs or losing their family.

    Though there is no law in our country that prohibits someone to date or to marry someone from different religion, but they discouraged everyone who wants to date someone without planning of losing their religion. The reason is it's not a beautiful view to see a family that are divided by their faith. It's not a beautiful view to see a happy family that are not united in their faith.
     
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    I know that in Islam a person can marry someone from the faith of Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. However, if there are no plans of converting, then complication in the marriage can arise. For example, the wife may ask the husband to do something which is permissible in her religion, but her husbands religion.

    Therefore, I would advise keeping marriages within the same religion. This should avoid unnecessary arguments.
     

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