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.
However it does mean taking on a very strong set of beliefs and a very different culture.
Authors’s Note: The article was a part of my monthly Radical Love column at – the column was where I wrote about redefining a love in a radical way at the intersection of being Muslim, woman, and brown. And, I’d get married when I was old, maybe when I was 28. *** One late night during Ramadan as I binge scrolled through my Facebook feed, I saw a picture of my Ex.
“I have some questions about things you’ve written about,” John asked last week. ” “Dating in Los Angeles is harder than other cities I’ve lived in. Though, when it comes to choice, which is what online dating is all about – that’s what I would prefer. He’s in a suit with a flower on his lapel, standing happily next to his beautiful bride. It all looks very Norman Rockwell, or like one of those white people fancy wedding scenes that you see at the end of a romantic comedy.
As writer and blogger Nashwa Khan noted, "As a fragmented diaspora that is racialized, [young Muslims] are both viewed as oppressed but also hyper-sexualized. One of those names probably looks less familiar than the others, and for good reason.But for those who do, the experiences between the genders is often strained and stunted by well-meaning but traditional parents and communities.The messages young people get can go so far as to warn that "seemingly innocuous email exchanges or online dating could topple one off the Islamic path if one lack[s] vigilance." The takeaway for religious young people is that they should marry, but they shouldn't actually date to get there.At a Muslim "speed dating" event in 2006, Imam Muhamed Magid of the Adams Center summed it up this way: "Don’t talk to the Muslim girls, ever, but you are going to marry them.Another important point though is that while Muslims are allowed to date non-Muslims, they are told to date 'women of the book' meaning Christians or Jews.