what is the ruling in Islam on marrying a foreign woman, whether from the People of the Book (Jews and Christians) or others?
Is there a difference between the present People of the Book and those who lived during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him), and, if there is, what is it? Please give us sufficient evidence and references with your answer.
It is permissible to marry a free chaste woman from the People of the Book, but not from the Kafir (disbelieving) women, who are non-followers of heavenly-revealed messages. (Part No. 18; Page No. 318) There is no difference between the People of the Book of today and those who lived during the lifetime of the Prophet (peace be upon him). May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.