Muslim views on dating
Muslim views on dating - dating someone on the rebound
The return-to-tradition brides often don’t fare much better, either.
He may be all sweet-talk with her now, but if they were to have a relationship, her beauty might not be enough to prevent him from retreating to tradition, either in terms of his long-term relationship goals or any future children they might have.They will ditch their youthful “sinful” lifestyle and all those associated with it in favor of an arranged marriage to an often much-younger, presumably virgin woman from “back home.” Their families rejoice that their sons have finally done the “right thing”, even if it means dumping any number of non-Muslim girlfriends to attain that goal.I know a lot of non-Muslim women who have been unceremoniously dumped after years of a long-term relationship with a Muslim man to clear the way for him to marry a teenager deemed appropriate by his family.NEW YORK (WOMENSENEWS)– Before posting pictures of her boyfriend, 17-year-old Sania Iqbal blocked all her Muslim family members from her social media page.It wasn’t until a younger cousin took a screen shot that captured the images that she realized she wasn’t as covert as she thought she was.In short, mid-life crises come early and hit harder for non-practicing Muslim men.
I have seen this play out so many times in my own family and community that it no longer surprises me.Her mother asked, “Why would you post pictures up of you and him, especially kissing and knowing that the family will find out and see?” Iqbal was ashamed that she kept her 3-month old relationship a secret.Some of the men will go out partying, drinking, clubbing — you name the thing, they do it (except for maybe eating pork).However, since these men still identify as Muslims, the dissonance eventually catches up with them.Heina is a speaker and panelist on a range of diverse topics including feminism, race, LGBT issues, the challenges of deconversion, Islam, non-monogamy, strategies for inclusivity, and the various intersections of the above.