They care about who's in bed next to them, first and foremost.
FWIW: there was one "Jewish look" in girls in So Cal that WAS attractive.
It is absolutely the main verse that states a provision on marriage with a category of non-Muslims.
Allah says: “Do not marry idolatresses (al mushrikāt) till they believe; and certainly a believing maid is better than an idolatress even though she would please you; and do not marry idolaters (al Mushrikīn) till they believe (hata yūminū), and certainly a believing slave is better than an idolater, even though he would please you.
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Juliet Bravo, I'm in the same situation - only my husband is a little slower to want to convert. Still, he helped me put the mezuzot up and observes the Jewish holidays with me as much as he can.
The verse seems to urge Muslim men and women to choose the modest believing slaves over the rich arrogant polytheists even if the latter would look more attractive than the poor slaves.
"Socioeconomically, the groups were identical, even a few years down the line," he says.
"My grandparents lived in a neighborhood where you spoke Yiddish or Italian.
He fasts on YK (started out because he wouldn't eat in front of me and now it's for another reason I think? However, I don't think he will formally convert any time soon, though.
Sounds like your wife is right on board - good for you!