What to expect when dating a muslim man
Hopefully, I have given you something to think about.Please understand that I am not trying to dissuade you– many Muslim men make wonderful husbands and fathers.Add a child to the equation, and most men make a complete return to their roots. [/h] Speaking of children, you should know going in that any children you have will be raised as Muslims. Many Muslim man start out with accepting Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny, but become more strict as the children get older.It is not unusual for a father who once played Santa to suddenly feel guilty and not allow Christmas celebrations at all.We celebrated his birthday last month, and I wanted to take him out to a nice restaurant for dinner. I found out that when you’re celebrating a special occasion, you’re sometimes quite limited with choice, especially if neither of you fancy Arabic food and your boyfriend doesn’t fancy being veggie for the night.Luckily, after some determined Google-ing, and calling restaurants to confirm their Halal status (definitely worth doing when in doubt), I found a lovely special occasion worthy restaurant in Covent Garden.Added bonus: there was a martini bar downstairs that served the most amazing mocktails that were way more exciting than your average soda lime and mint no-hito combo.
If you marry a Muslim man, Islam will play a large part in your life, even if you have no intention of converting.I’ve had things along the lines of, ‘But, like, what do you guys talk about? There will be hiccups, wobbles and minor cultural differences every now and again – that happens in every relationship.’ (Food, TV, who should go out in the rain to buy toilet roll, food) ‘Is he okay with you celebrating Christmas? My boyfriend’s faith is just another part of who he is, it’s not the whole shebang.We’ve been together for almost a year now, which in my mind does DEFINITELY not warrant wedding planners and cake tasting just yet.But I’ve realised that we have battled through our fair share of relationship drama, and some of the particularly tricky moments have been related to the fact that he’s Muslim.