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If there is a Christian woman who has a tattoo (not of a religious nature), can a Muslim man still marry her? Assume she does not want to convert but is a Christian (and repents).

I know a tattoo is haram because you are altering Allah's magnificent creations, but in this situation, is it ok for them to get married?

Sunni school of thought.

marked as duplicate by Rebecca J. Stones, III-AK-III, UmH, Sassir, Medi1Saif Mar 31 '18 at 16:15

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  • No offense (this is my opinion) why should marrying a women be haram if she has a tattoo? And with "women" I mean any regardless the religion. A tattoo in worst case can be removed. So how can a tattoo have any influence on a marriage? I mean the only thing that is relevant is that she might be sinning by having a tattoo, but this is absolutely irrelevant, as it is something between her and her Creator! – Medi1Saif Sep 22 '16 at 8:21
  • @Medi1Saif - very good point. It's just because Allah has said that he curses women and men with tattoo's. Of course, if the person has tattoo's and then reverts to Islam then all sins are forgiven (but must be following Islam!). This person in particular had realised that she did the wrong thing and has repented sincerely a long time ago and understood it was a mistake. Repentance is good but makes me wonder what the situation is if she has the tattoo but not converting to Islam. I guess trying to find out what is halal/haram in these situations – Ahmed ilyas Sep 22 '16 at 9:55
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    @Ahmedilyas Islam is also quite clear that people who are Jews or Christians despite having learned about islam enough and without too much bias will go to hell forever. If that is not an issue for marriage (although I personally can't see how you could be content in your heart with believing your spouse will suffer eternal punishment) legally in islam, then a tattoo certainly isn't. – G. Bach Sep 22 '16 at 12:24
  • @Ahmed ilyas This is not the answer just a comment why prefer to marry a christian when there are so many muslim women around ,the incident happened in US that a man married a christian woman after he passed away that lady didnt even allow the funeral prayer because she wanted to do in her own way,funeral prayer is very important in Islam the dead could be forgiven by Allah swt with that prayer. – Faqirah Sep 22 '16 at 15:00
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    We seek effortful questions showing prior research. Asking about permissibility without indicating a reason it's not the default ruling is considered off-topic. Please edit the question accordingly. – Rebecca J. Stones Mar 30 '18 at 23:36