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Taylor asked 2 weeks ago

Salam Your Eminence,
I wanted to ask you about interracial marriages. 
I am a white man and I have fallen in love with a Shia girl and we are preparing to tell her family. I am ready to convert and embrace Islam in order to make our union possible and have been doing lots of reading and research on the faith but I wanted to ask you how the community might react to someone from a non-traditional background joining the mosque and whether there are any objections in the Quran to interracial marriages?
For some background, I am a white man in his 20s and I grew up in a small town in Canada without a religion. Spirituality and faith is always something I’ve wanted to add to my life and since this girl and I have started talking, she has shared so much of the faith with me and I find it really interesting. 
I know we will face a great amount of resistance from her parents/the community given our different races but I hope you can provide some guidance in overcoming these objections.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read this. I have also been watching muharram lectures over the last few days and I can only hope that the community and religion will embrace me, as willingly as I have embraced them.
All the best,

1 Answers
Fadhel Al-Sahlani Staff answered 2 weeks ago

Salamun Alaikum! Hope you are doing well. We are sorry for replying you late.

There is no restriction on interracial marriages in Islam since the husband is a Muslim. I ask Allah for you that He guides you to the truth and grant you a great life in your future. You will be warmly welcomed.