Muslim Marrying Christian

A Muslim marries a Christian and the marriage is consumated.They are living their lives according to their religion. Is the ibadat (worship) of the Muslim accepted (i.e. salaah, fasting and other ibadat)? Is that Muslim living in sin?
A. Firstly, according to Islam that is not a marriage but a union of sin. The Muslim should be advised with kindness of this sinful attitude. As far as his Ibaadat is concerned, this sinful condition that he is in definitely puts his acts of worship at risk. Allah Ta'aala alone knows whether the Ibaadat is accepted or not. He should endeavour to convert her to Islam and then perform Nikah, otherwise break off all contact with her.

May Allah Ta'aala grant him understanding, Aameen.

Moulana Yusuf Laher
Checked by: Mufti Siraj Desai