Ramadan and dating
While men have their own social and cultural problems to bear (I would never want the responsibility that comes with being a first-borne Muslim son! They aren’t going to be judged as harshly for dating outside the Muslim faith, or for dating at all.This is why you see so many stories in forums about Muslim men dating Christian women.If you are thinking of dating a Muslim, don’t underestimate the power of tradition and culture.The Muslim man or woman in question might be very “liberal” and Westernized, but that doesn’t mean he or she isn’t going to feel the pull of a lifetime of tradition.This is especially true if the Muslim man or woman is first-generation and from a country which is war-torn.As one woman points out over at 30-Days.net, “In some ways, there is no such thing as ‘the individual’ in Islam.Muslim women are held to incredibly high standards for modesty.Under Islamic traditions, men and women aren’t expected to talk to each other at all.
Traditions are part of the fabric of our lives, and it is hard to let them go. As Zeba Iqbal says of this little voice, it leaves them very self-conscious and uncomfortable interacting with each other.Islam allows Muslim men to date outside of the faith.In fact, it is often encouraged as it is believed that the woman will convert to Islam.If she isn’t married by 30, meeting Muslim men becomes very difficult.In an interview for Huffington Post Live, Palestinian-Muslim comedian Zahra Noorbakhsh joked about her relationship with an atheist man, and how her parents came to accept it. Then, when those alarm bells started ringing as she got older, they just wanted her to get married.