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In the Islamic law, if a Christian woman ends up marrying a Muslim man, their children would grow up to be Muslims and Muslim women cannot, under any circumstances, marry a non-Muslim man because the children will take the father's religion.Another argument also stems from a Islamic religious point of view.

The verse seems to urge Muslim men and women to choose the modest believing slaves over the rich arrogant polytheists even if the latter would look more attractive than the poor slaves.Can love and romance overcome societal disapproval of interfaith marriages?This question is asked by many Egyptians who are keeping relationships secret due to the fear of public backlash.Asma LamrabetIt goes without saying that the marriage of a Muslim woman to a non-Muslim man is one of the main taboo issues in debates on Islam.According to a broad consensus religiously sterile, a Muslim woman is formally forbidden to marry a non-Muslim man regardless of his religion, while a Muslim man is allowed to get married to a non Muslim woman, mainly a Christian or a Jew, considered by the Islamic schools as “People of the Book”[1].For this reason, many Coptic Christians reject the idea of interfaith marriages.

In 2013, a Muslim man and five others were killed in Menya while five homes burned to the ground because of a romance that erupted between a Muslim girl and her Christian neighbor.

Interfaith marriages nevertheless need to be widely discussed because for starters, ignoring it doesn't resolve the issue.

Secondly, it's happening and thirdly, most importantly, there is nothing wrong with it.

Despite how common violence occurs due to interfaith relationships, it remains an undiscussed subject.

Authorities, newspapers and local news often fail to report such stories and usually blame clashes on "abductions" or "family fights."The reason behind the media's lack of attention and the authorities reluctancy to address this societal dilemma remains unclear."We need to start talking about this and stop shoving everything we deem 'uncomfortable' under a rug," said Omar Mohammed, a young Muslim man who is dating a Christian American woman."My family won't accept her because of her religious beliefs and her nationality," which further complicates the relationship."We need to talk about this because couples like us are not doing anything wrong. Another reason why interfaith marriages are widely rejected in Egypt is because of the children the couple may eventually have.

Converting to another religion can result in violence inflicted on the man by his family and also to his family by others within the community."Neither of us can convert and having a civil marriage abroad or in Egypt would not work either because we'd both lose our families and we won't be able to live in Egypt freely," she explained.