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If we entertain the second option, allowing some marriages and disallowing some, we will have to answer the obvious question, who will categorize for the lovebirds which marriages are allowed and disallowed? Societies live by standards of behavior called social norms and mores.Marriage and Religion The Old Testament prohibits marrying people of other faiths, so they will not be turned away from God nor receive His punishment:“Do not intermarry with them.However, the Quranic verse, stating the permissibility for a man to marry a Jewish or Christian woman, did not mention a rationalization.Of course, this is not to say that a rationalization cannot exist simply because one was not mentioned.Advocates for the freedom of lovebirds will have to take into consideration that allowing all marriages includes even those resulting from consensual relationships between brother and sister, or father and daughter.Will they allow such marriages, since supposedly, love ought not to be limited or regulated?Why should two people in love not be able to spend the rest of their lives together? Logically, we can (1) allow all marriages to occur or (2) we can allow some to occur and disallow some or (3) we can disallow marriages altogether.If we take the first option, allowing all marriages to occur without any restrictions, it would include scenarios like a person marrying their cousin or niece.
At certain times, scholars exhausted efforts in search of the rationalizations behind rulings only to come to a conclusion that while there exists a reason for every ruling, the human intellect cannot currently clinch all of them.
Marriage and Cultural Norms While it may sound like a romantic idea that anyone should be able to marry anyone, all in the name of love and freedom, it does invite contempt in many societies.
Cousin marriages, for example, are incestuous, or so considered in some cultures, like the Chinese and Korean, but are legal in Hinduism, Judaism, Islam; Europe, Canada, and parts of the United States.
If the fear that a Muslim woman marrying a non-Muslim man can be turned away from God serves as the rationalization, then the same can be said about the Muslim male married to a Jew or Christian.
Both Quranic and Old Testament verses that prohibited marriage to other faiths stated a rationalization- to not be turned away from God.