Dating a muslim guy
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.Sometimes anger is necessary and it needs to be expressed. He told me that he wanted to tell his family about me (they are still in the Middle East).He is currently back home with his family for a vacation, and he said before he left that he was planning on telling them about me.You’ll get the host’s own bed to sleep in, with fresh linens, while they happily sleep on the floor.And you’ll experience something that’s so common in the rest of the world but rare in the States — you’ll experience the giving and sharing of time. This is where dating is about more than just courtship.Anyway he did mention to me that if his family says no that we can no longer date.Their word is law, and I was aware of this because I am educated and have been doing additional research on Islam and his cultural background.
In my case, when that courtship hasn’t happened in the past, it’s on me.No matter how much we say that the “religion of Islam is on a killing spree,” most everyone agrees that there’s also a graciousness in the culture.Military service men and women who’ve done tours in Afghanistan are floored by the hospitality.I kept asking my Muslim boyfriend at the time, isn't their a guide or something that outlines all these rules you have? Questions that you would not even think of asking on a first, second or even third date.These questions ultimately became very important to me when I had to make the decision whether or not I was going to marry this man and spend the rest of my life with him.