She had arrived at the platform an hour earlier than me and she was due to travel on an earlier train.The sun was shining, and she decided to spend an hour basking in its rays and catch a later train – the train on which we met.Instead seeking partners for themselves, who are an intellectual, financial and social equal.Radically, challenging their boundaries has meant that growing numbers are choosing to marry out their faith.
He replied that Islam is so open and tolerant that he is married to a Christian. However, the quick-minded interviewer asked him if Islam allows a Jewish man or a Christian man to marry a Muslim woman. This short article from a Muslim website, representing many others, says about religiously mixed marriages: It is not permissible for a Muslim woman to marry a non-Muslim man. For example, Sura says that a husband may hit his wife, but no verse in the Quran says a wife may hit her husbandas if domestic violence in any form is acceptable.Educated at Royal Holloway University of London and City University, she holds degrees in Media Arts and TV Current Affairs Journalism.Britain's diversity has spawned financially independent Muslim women who appear to be challenging their cultural and religious boundaries.The document, called When Two Faiths Meet, is the product of months of painstaking negotiations between Christian and Muslim leaders and emphasises the need for tolerance and acceptance of mixed-faith marriages.Among the recommendations are speaking out against forced conversions, recognising the legality of inter-faith marriages in British law, non-judgemental pastoral care and a complete rejection of any violence."It might sound a little like we are stating the obvious but it does need to be said," Sheikh Ibrahim told The Independent.
The publication of the document, which will receive a high-profile launch at Westminster Abbey today, is significant because those supporting it include imams from the more orthodox Islamic schools of thought and evangelical Christians.