Can a muslima marry a nonmuslim man of the scriptures?

by Syed Ijlal Hussain ⌂ @, Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, June 11, 2012, 22:03 (2561 days ago) @ Rashid

5:5 This Day, all good food of your choice is made lawful for you. The
food of the People of the scripture is lawful for you. And your food is
lawful for them. You are permitted to marry chaste women of the People
of the scripture, (provided they do not indulge in Shirk … not associate
anyone with God 2:221). You are permitted to marry the virtuous, chaste
women among the believers and the virtuous, chaste women of those
who were given the scripture before.
You must give them their marriage
portions and live with them in honor, not in fornication, nor as secret
lovers. (It must be an honest wedlock 4:24.) Anyone who rejects belief,
his work is vain and he will be among the losers in the Hereafter.

The above ayat clearly nullifies the possibility of Muslim women marrying Christian/Jew men even if they are chaste. It also clarifies that those who have chosen to believe in The Quran cannot be called people of the book.

Another misconception I have seen on forum to allow already married women converted to Islam to stay with their non-believing husbands is nullified by Verse

60:10 O You who have chosen to be graced with belief! When believing
women come to you as immigrants, investigate their case, although only
God is best Aware of their faith. Once you establish that they are truly
believers, do not return them to the rejecters of the truth. They are not
lawful for the rejecters, nor are the rejecters lawful for them. Give the
rejecters what they have spent on them (as dowry). And there is no
blame on you if you marry these women, when you have given them
their due marital gift. And do not hold on to wedlock with women who
continue to deny the truth. And you may ask them for the dowry you had
paid, just as the rejecters have the right to ask the return of what they
spent. This is the Judgment of God. He judges between you, for God is
All Knower, All Wise.

God's Commandments are infinitely more important than what we may think of as humanitarian, for Allah is all wise, and we are not.

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