Or that I had joined an invisible club where everyone spoke and behaved differently to the way I had been used to all my life. It was almost like getting married to a revert changed the way people viewed me. They suddenly had a newfound respect and an interest in who I was…and this upset me somewhat. I am still the same person I was. Or not, as it happens in our case — we had a boring old arranged marriage.
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How Young Muslims Define 'Halal Dating' For Themselves : Code Switch : NPR
Young Muslims find a middle ground for fostering romantic relationships between what is permissible and what is forbidden. Fahmida Azim for NPR hide caption. When year-old Nermeen Ileiwat first began college, she could not wait to get into a relationship — maybe even get engaged before graduation. But after one year, the rising sophomore realized she had no idea what she wanted out of life and was in no position to get into a relationship. That decision didn't last long. Only a few months after, Ileiwat met someone at a party, and their friendship quickly turned into something more. However, dating was not that simple for the now year-olds who are Muslim.
Young Islamic men and women or boys and girls do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner. Rather, in Islamic culture, pre-marital relationships of any kind between members of the opposite sex are forbidden. Islam believes the choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime.
The Quran lays out clear guidelines for marriage. One of the main traits Muslims should look for in a potential spouse is a similarity in religious outlook. For the sake of compatibility and the upbringing of future children, Islam recommends that a Muslim marry another Muslim.