The choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime.It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life - with prayer, careful investigation, and family involvement.
Long ago though Muslims were supposed to marry to Muslims but as time went by and religions and customs mixed this changed.
Some Muslims however still believe there should be no mixing.
This was not there in North America before the Second World War.
The women used to wear long chaste dresses and their dating did not involve the close intimacy that we see today.
Arlandson A Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian woman, but a Christian man is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman. 427) This verse, as noted, says that Islam permits Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women who are Christians and Jews, but a Jewish or Christian man may not marry a Muslim woman.