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    Question ID: 35818Country: India

    Title: Nikah with Ahl Kitaab

    Question: Who are Ahl-Kitab today? Is it permissible to marry a Christian or a Jew girl who claims to be Ahl-Kitab? Please answer the question with evidences from the holy Quran and Hadith.

    Answer ID: 35818

    Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Rahim !

    (Fatwa: 74/74/M=1433) The Jews and Christians are called Ahl Kitab (the people of the Book), but today it is hard to find true Ahl Kitab; hence one should not marry a Jew or Christian girl. In this lies the safety of one's religion and faith.

    Allah (Subhana Wa Ta'ala) knows Best

    Darul Ifta,

    Darul Uloom Deoband, India