I heard this from my mom (and i'm agnostic) and I really don't want to change my religion. I actually like a Muslim person right now (but i'm FAR from getting married) so just to clarify, is that true?
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What people before me have described are the ways of very conservative Muslims. Many Muslims marry non-Muslims and the non-Muslim doesn't have to convert. Considering you are from America I doubt he would care that you're not Muslim, his family might but I doubt he would.1
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Well, it depends on the person. Islam doesn't approve of the followers forcing anyone to practice Islam, that's forbidden. People should come to Islam of their own free will. Obviously, some people pervert this, even in minor ways. Many Muslim men would expect that you convert, many would be fine with you having your own religion. Like I said, it really depends on the person and his own belief adn interpretation and would be based on things like how conservative or traditional he is. I would think that as long as you were both clear on your religious beliefs before entering into a relationship and you stood firm by your beliefs and accepted the others', there would be no problem.2