Skip to content. Support the journalists who bring The World to you. Shaikh's parents are Muslim and they lived in India at the time of their wedding back in the s. He was born there too, but when he was 3, they all moved to the US. At home, "there was no such thing as the words dating or relationships. It was just something that was non-existent," he recalls.
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Iqbal was ashamed that she kept her 3-month old relationship a secret. Her mother was more worried that the photos did not reflect well on the family. The fact that Iqbal had been sneaking around seemed to come second. Whether in response to an Islamic tradition that prohibits dating or to the desire to fit in with their peers, some Muslim teens are having relationships in secret. While this provides practice at being with the opposite sex, it can also fray family and friendship bonds.
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For many Muslim singles dating can be a difficult balance between their own wants and those of their family or society. Hello All, and how are we today? I am a small, loud, brown lady who writes a comedy blog about love, life, dating and relationships and how this entwines with my cultural and religious identity. I am a British-born, Pakistani, Muslim woman and, if you are anything like me, you will know that these are three incredibly complex states of being to juggle and, short of one being a multi-limbed octopus lady, can rarely be satisfied fully at one time. I can identify with Pakistani culture as well as the traditions of the religion I was raised in but; I do enjoy a good whiskey and used to smoke like a chimney.
Dating outside your religious beliefs can be difficult. If you hold firm religious convictions, dating someone of a different religion can cause conflict, tension and stress for you, your partner and both your families. However, with an open mind and appreciation for other religious beliefs, it is possible to date someone of another religion. If your partner is Muslim and you are not, you can conduct yourself so that you, he and his family feels valued, respected and accepted.