Countries in the world where marriages in other religions are strictly prohibited


Against the controversy started on Tanishq's advertisement, there is a discussion about marriage in another religion once again. Tanishq had put out an advertisement for the promotion of jewelry, in which people from two different communities are seen getting married. Talking about love jihad in this advertisement, Tanishq was trolled on social media. Tanishq has stopped showing the ad after being mired in controversy. Explain that not only India but many other countries of the world have strict restrictions on inter-religious marriage.

Muslim women, especially in Islamic countries, cannot marry in another religion. But Muslim men can marry a girl of another religion with certain conditions. It is also called Kitabiya or Kitabi, which means those mentioned in the book. This is the rule for Sunni Muslims in Afghanistan. According to this rule, a Muslim male Kitbiya can marry a non-Muslim. However, Muslim girls cannot be married in any other religion.

Algeria also has a similar law. By the way, the Law of Personal Status 1984 is applicable in this country, which does not say anything separately about marriage. However, section 222 states that Islamic Sharia is to be believed. Under this, again the same thing comes that a Muslim man can marry only Catholics or Jews apart from Muslim women, whereas Muslim women are not even allowed this exemption. Similar rules are followed in Bahrain.

According to Hanafi's belief in India's neighboring country Bangladesh, a Muslim man can marry Jewish or Christian women in addition to the woman of his religion. But it is forbidden to marry idol worshipers ie Hindus. Like other countries, in Bangladesh, Muslim women can marry only and only Muslim youth. However, Bangladesh also has a Hindu population. In such a situation, if Hindus and Muslims marry, then this marriage becomes legal under the Special Marriage Act, 1872.

There is no prohibition on non-religious marriage in Brunei. Especially the Islamic Family Law Act (16) does not do such a thing, which can be said that there cannot be a marriage in another religion. At the same time, Section 47 of the Family Law Act makes it clear that if anyone party in the marriage renounces religion or takes different religious beliefs from the Muslim, then his marriage will not be valid until the court itself says it.

Explain that there are 29 countries that follow Islamic law, which does not recognize marriage between two religions. Along with these there are also West Bank and Gaza Strip, in which Muslims are forbidden to marry in other religions. In Iran and Iraq, these rules are very strict and if one of the couples does not have a religious affiliation, they are separated.