According to the teachings of the Quran, a married Muslim couple is equated with clothing.
Within this context, both husband and wife are each other’s protector and comforter, just as real garments “show and conceal” the body of human beings. The Quran continues to discuss the matter of marriage and states, "And among His Signs is this, that he created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your [hearts]…".
There are not enough Muslim men out there, and interfaith marriage is one of the few viable options, and most women rule out the idea of marrying someone from their home country as it does not work out culturally.
Today, nearly 40% of Muslim women marry outside of their faith and most of them without conversion.
Marriages within the Muslim community are incredibly important.