Non-Muslim Malaysian man marrying a Muslim foreign woman

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asked on Jan 17, 2021 at 17:10
edited on Jul 24, 2021 at 13:53
I am Malaysian man (non-Muslim) together with a foreigner woman (Muslim), we decided to get marry in the future. She doesn't have a Malaysian PR/citizenship and currently staying in Malaysia with a study visa along with her passport. 

1) Do I need to convert to Islam if I am going to marry her in Malaysia? Does the law of religious conversion apply toward a Malaysian man marrying foreign Muslim woman? SIDENOTE: She's NOT a Malaysian Muslim. 

2) What are the best options in order for me to marry her without any obstacles in between?

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answered on Jan 17, 2021 at 18:34
edited Jul 24, 2021 at 13:56

providing a genuine answer.
The answer below is not only a genuine answer but also a lawful answer.

Malaysian civil laws on marriages and also Shariah laws are cast in stone that only Muslims can marry Muslims. There are no gray areas and is not gender based.. Even if you marry overseas in some countries like Thailand or Indonesia (Marriages of both foreigners) commonly known as Marriage Tourism where conversion is not compulsory, coming back to marry in Malaysia must 'potong dulu' before conversion.. 

In some rural areas of some Islamic countries, can 'kena potong buah kelapa' too..

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