Is there anything wrong in a Christian/Muslim marriage?
I have seen a lot of people perfectly made for each other go their separate ways because of religion, only to end up in a frustrating and life-sapping relationship because they are now in a religiously compatible situation.
I tend to wonder if life was all square boxes packed away in square rooms.
A friend of mine had no option but to let his wife go because her pastor convinced her that he is not her husband and these were his words "You two are not spiritually balanced nor compatible, so I advice you to leave him for your spiritual growth", he was a muslim.
I have seen a few of my female friends who are muslims go from smiles and laughter with their Christian boyfriends to a world of regret, abuse and ultimately unwholesome lifestyles, all because their parents won't allow them marry the man they truly love, they where Christians.
This whole schism is based on a few lines (at least I know the christian side) that says do not be unevenly yoked with unbelievers.
And on the muslim side, the only scripture in the Quran that forbids marriage for a woman is to a Polytheist.
My take, whether we marry a Muslim, Christian, Hindu, Buddhist, whatever, at the end of the day if we are "unequally yoked" in our vision of what our home, marriage, family life, kids and every aspect that surrounds the "Our Unit" should be, it is better we are not married at all.
No one chose where he or she would be born into, I dare say, if the Pope was born in Mecca, of a staunch Muslim family, he would have been muslim today.
If God is all knowing, Allah is all knowing, Jehovah is all knowing and we all agree that as humans, we do not know it all, what then puts us on the pedestal to think for God and determine who to marry and who not to based on belief systems learnt here.
-The above was written by a friend Onyedika Michael Egwuonwu, I got this off his Facebook page.
Have we discussed this Interreligious marriage here before? I'm sure we have. But maybe I'm posting this because recently it became personal.
Without going into detail...; I was recently introduced to someone who saw my pictures and immediately expressed interest. We met up for dinner/drinks and it all went very well. He's got a great personality and dang he's 6.4"! He was pretty upfront about his intentions which I found very admirable and refreshing. However there are issues. He is both Yoruba and Muslim. While I'm Igbo and Christian. The tribe really isn't an issue, but add to it the religious differences, that makes it a harder pill to push down.
While he said neither religion nor tribe mattered to him, and he felt what is important is that we're both good people with good intentions and reciprocal affection, I wondered if that's enough. I had to sit back and question myself. Dude is a devout (DEVOUT) Muslim. Of course I began to think about the religion of our offspring and all that. Well right we're just friends and would probably always be; my happy never after...
But I would like to hear your thoughts on the whole issue; the post above, plus do you think a Yoruba-Muslim/Igbo-Christian marriage will work smoothly?