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Assalamaleikum the christian and the jews are the biggest enemy of a muslim and why the muslim brothers are allowed to marry them?
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Firstly sister this permission has been given by our Majestic Lord in the Noble Quran. When Allah swt and His Messenger saws have given a command/decree then we should not have an opinion on that. Our duty is to merely follow.
The wisdom behind this permission is that once the woman is married to a Muslim and gets exposed to the Islamic way of life in close quarters then because of the similarity in the belief in One God she will most likely be inclined to accept Islam as her religion. If she has children they will follow the religion of their father and that also will incite her to accept Allah swt and Islam as her deen.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is only ones. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brothers and well wishers in Islam,
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