In a nutshell, Shaikh says, he felt like they were having fun and he wasn't. Ghazala Irshad, who also grew up in a Muslim family in Illinois, says she knows young Muslims who growing up, were told to "lower [their] gaze" when they came across the opposite sex. We don’t know how to talk to the opposite sex, how do we go about this?"[But] by the time it comes to the age of trying to get married, then our parents are like, well, why aren’t you getting married, we want grandchildren ... We’re not allowed to date, we’ve been separated, we haven’t developed friendships," she says.
Do you have plans to date a Muslim or are you currently dating one?
Dating sure is one complicated thing, and it doesn’t matter if you are of the same religious affiliation or not.
Regardless if you’re following modern or traditional Muslim dating rules, it’s never considered acceptable for somebody who follows this religion to have sex before marriage.
To see to it that this dating rule of Muslim is easy, try avoiding touching and kissing to prevent the desire to make love.
As Muslim dating rule strictly make it a point that dating must not happen before marriage, it is only common for men and women to be engaged right away if they feel interested with each other.
They still need to spend some time during the period of engagement and marriage for them to get to know one another."The best advice I can give them is to think first about their relationship with God, with Allah, and then if they develop that relationship strongly, I tell them, make prayer, make supplication, that God put something in their path to make it easy to understand what type of spouse would be right for them," she told me. Tuba Muhlise Okyay, who is from Turkey, said in her conservative family, marriages are arranged.There is, she said, a courtship period where the couple are accompanied by a chaperone on, say, a dinner.Dating is only considered as acceptable is when a person is ready to look for a spouse.It is an extremely common practice for young men and women of Muslim religion to meet one another in a setting where there are adult chaperons.There were about 30 students and a couple of women wore colorful headscarves.