End quote from Zaad al-Ma‘aad fi Hadi Khayr al-‘Ibaad, 5/137 For more information please see the answer to question no.21690 Based on that, if you have become Muslim and your ‘iddah has ended, and your husband has not become Muslim, in this case it is permissible for you to marry a Muslim man and it is not stipulated that you should get a divorce from the first husband, because the marriage was annulled when you became Muslim.Perhaps the Quran itself does not honor women, married or not. The Quran For the historical and literary topical context of this next sura (chapter), please click here. Islam allegedly is the best and final religion for all humankind, and the Muslim man may convert his submissive wife.Perhaps in Muhammads mind no woman could ever convert a Muslim man, if he is a traditionalist.Today, this is especially true if he comes from a hard line region in an Islamic country or a hard line Muslim family.Therefore, Christian women must be careful about marrying Muslim men.
Secondly: If a woman becomes Muslim and her husband does not become Muslim until her ‘iddah (waiting period following divorce or separation) is over, then it is her choice.
The publication of the document, which will receive a high-profile launch at Westminster Abbey today, is significant because those supporting it include imams from the more orthodox Islamic schools of thought and evangelical Christians.
Among those who have signed up to the document include Sheikh Ibrahim Mogra, a prominent Leicester-based imam from the conservative Deobandi school, the Right Rev Paul Hendricks, associate bishop of Southwark Catholic Archdiocese, and Amra Bone, one of the only women in the country to sit in a Sharia court.
Imam ash-Shaafa‘i (may Allah have mercy on him) said: If one of the spouses became Muslim before the other, and the husband had already consummated the marriage with the wife, it is not permissible for the husband to have intercourse with the wife, and the marriage is suspended until the end of the ‘iddah.
If the partner who had not yet become Muslim does become Muslim before the end of the ‘iddah, then the marriage is still valid.
But if he does not become Muslim before the end of the ‘iddah, then the marriage is ended, and it is an annulment without a divorce, and the woman may marry whoever she wishes from that point.