Email address:. He is English? The Syrian passport control officer glared at me after I crossed the once peaceful Lebanese-Syrian border seventeen years ago.
The prophet himself — there are stories of him being super romantic and sweet to his wife. But you never hear those stories. Skip navigation!
A few years ago, at the behest of my mother, I attended a Muslim marriage event in Glasgow. These are events where Muslim men and women meet for the purpose of seeking an ideal marriage partner. At the event, there were around five women to every man.
But at university, I had male friends who shared similar backgrounds and restrictions. This helped a great deal in navigating interactions. Forget taking a non-Muslim guy to my parents; I was never supposed to look further than the Sinai for a partner. It rarely meant falling in love with someone whose parents came from a different country and spoke a different language.
I don't mean to bother you but this is disturbing my mind and I need an educated explanation. I was at a Muslim Sister's Fashion Show predominately African American sisters when during casual conversation a young sister mid 20s stated that her husband is Christian. This as you can image created quite a stir.
I am married to an Arab. He was a Christian when I met him but comes from a Muslim family. I must tell you plainly, that the only reason our marriage works is because of our mutual faith in Jesus.
They do not only insult me, but sometimes also my husband and there are some that even bring up my parents during their rant. I also hear these kind of stories or sometimes worse from other women with Moroccan roots who are in a mixed marriage. We sometimes see them get praised for it, as if their wife is some kind of achievement.
But not all communities date. Muslims, for example, often get to know potential suitors with the aim of getting married as soon as possible, predominantly to avoid premarital sex. No matter what your preferences, the dating pool might not scream talent.
I never dreamed of having a big wedding, or even any wedding at all. When I met my now husband, he agreed that he would be happy eloping. But when the time came and we were getting married it became clear that the event was not for us but for our families — for each of us to introduce the people who had shaped our lives to our new spouse and for our families to get to know this new person.
In between religious fanatics who use hijab as a way of categorizing women into good girl vs. And in the middle of it is your average hijab-wearing girl who just wants to listen to some trap music, contour like a Jenner, and not be asked her political views or ISIS every time she leaves her house. Can a girl breathe — or better yet, can she get a date?