Muslim men are very passionate about their beliefs and their traditions and many people will see this as a highly attractive quality.However it does also mean that you are taking on both the man and his values and while you don't necessarily have to agree with them (the Muslim faith does not discriminate between religions), you will have to make sure that you are happy making compromises and comfortable with your partner's views just as in any inter-religion relationship.You set your boundaries with your partner." I also heard from an Iranian American, a Lebanese, a Moroccan and a Bangladeshi.They each had different experiences, depending on the family, culture and the country where they come from.Forget Stereotypes The first thing to do is to drop any preconceived notions you have of Muslims.At the present time Muslims are not getting the best press, and this is of course due to extremism."The only evidence that they had that the other person existed before their marriage night was simply a small black-and-white picture and the good wishes of a couple of relatives," he says."That's all they knew." Shaikh's parents are Muslim and they lived in India at the time of their wedding back in the 1970s.
It was just something that was non-existent," he recalls. "You see your friends, they go out on movie dates and they go to the mall and they hold hands," he says. And this creates a dilemma for young Muslims in search of love.Depending on how devout the man is, there are also many things to consider practically and there might be some sacrifices that you are not prepared to make.All this should be discussed with your partner before the relationship progresses past a certain point.Arif Shaikh, who was also at the gathering, says growing up he knew some Muslim kids who did date. "Muslim kids who are in relationships are more secretive than Navy SEALS," he says.