You should also realize that “being in love” is not considered a prerequisite to marriage in Islam. [/h] Another thing to consider is your own feelings about Islam.That is not to say that your Muslim friend doesn’t care about you or even love you, but it isn’t necessary. Please do not make the mistake of assuming that religion is a minor detail– Islam is never minor.Hopefully, I have given you something to think about.
It is not unusual for a father who once played Santa to suddenly feel guilty and not allow Christmas celebrations at all.For many Muslim couples, love is something that grows and develops over time. Islam is a major part of every aspect of life, and you must understand that going in.Some Muslim men choose a potential spouse who meets certain criteria. Too many non-Muslim women are caught off-guard after the wedding.The problem with dating as a Muslim woman is almost always one of culture than religion.Having tried the ‘marriage experiment’ once, I know that religion doesn’t play a role in the day-to-day, but culture definitely does. It’s not about whether the guy opens the door for you or whether he picks up the tab at dinner.Okay, so you’ve met the man of your dreams, and he’s totally into you, too. He speaks of faraway lands in a way that mesmerizes and he looks at you as though you’re the only woman on earth. The first thing to realize is that many Muslim men are on a “wife hunt.” As unromantic as that sounds, it is true.He has an intensity that has swept you off your feet. Marriage is considered “half the religion” and most men are eager to settle down and start a family.I’ve been raised to keep my disappointments to myself.Yet after trial and error, and years of being indirectly told my voice didn’t matter, there’s a sort of rage that builds up — a roar.Military service men and women who’ve done tours in Afghanistan are floored by the hospitality.You’ll hear stories of the warmth of the Afghan people.