Dating a muslim
Women on the other hand, are required to provide proof that their previously non-Muslim spouse converted; otherwise the marriage is not valid.With the world becoming more and more globalized, one would assume that interfaith marriages would become increasingly common, and that more Arab Muslim women would open up to the idea of dating, and even marrying non-Muslims. To find out, we talked to five Muslim, Arab women about their thoughts on interfaith dating and marriage.It took me years to get to the decision to let go of the stigma behind dating outside my race or culture. How can someone easily make a choice between their family they already have and the family they want to build? My family came around eventually, but that didn’t happen until I had my daughter, but they don’t like that she doesn’t believe in God either…” Elyssa, 31, Algerian“I never dated a non-Muslim.Through heartbreaks and disappointments, I finally came to realize that in the end, all we really should be looking for is how good of a human your significant other is. I was shunned by my family, I was alone for a very long time. At first, I never wanted to because I knew I couldn’t get married to a non-Muslim.In her free time, she likes to enjoy the company of cute babies and dogs.Dating a Muslim is generally just like dating anyone else – a varied and unpredictable experience that can vary widely depending on the guy’s individual personality.
She loves reading, arts & crafts, knitting, and pretty much any activity you can do inside on a rainy day.
I found the other search results similarly disappointing, no matter how I phrased my search terms, the reasons not to date a Muslim article still popped up first. There was certainly no article about reasons not to date a Christian.
I even tried searching for ‘dating a Muslim man is great.’ I looked up something else for comparison: 1) Dating a Christian man. Two top titles were 7 Reasons You Should Date a Religious Man, and How Godly Men See Dating and Marriage. I have never enjoyed getting drunk, and rarely if ever participated in alcohol related festivities during university and afterwards.
I’m not sure how they would react if I dated someone outside of my religion.
Maybe my mom would be cool with it, but my dad would probably freak out.” Fatma, 26, Omani“My decision to date a non-Muslim man was tough to get to because I believe my society conditioned me to think that I would be looked down upon if I chose to be with a non-Muslim.
The dedication and effort it takes to pray 5 times a day, not to mention the organization and commitment in order to schedule time for prayer, is commendable to say the least.