Dating for muslim converts
So when it came to meeting somebody, I didn’t tell people, I didn’t want their advice, I just wanted to do things my way and he also convinced me that this was the best thing to do in my situation”.
Looking for a Fast Way to Reach God, Through a Spouse Muslims believe that marriage in itself is a good, beneficial thing.
I thought I’d be whisked off overseas by him and transformed into this great Muslim woman.
I didn’t know that he had no intention to ever take me with him.” Can be a Little Naive It’s natural to see the good in all people, but it can sometimes be more challenging for new Muslims to distinguish true good character from mere actions.
For the vast majority of converts I know, their embracing of Islam happened between the ages of 18 – 26.
There’s something about those several years after one finishes high school and one moves out of their parent’s home, that finally forces them, to think.
When you’re seriously dating someone, shared values are important.
I had a few friends, but we weren’t so close that I would tell them everything.
The Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace) said that marriage is half of the religion.
New converts seem to have a tendency to want to carryout every single thing that is deemed good, straight away, and marriage is one of these actions.
When both parties are Muslim, the families would meet and the woman’s guardian would approve the marriage.
For converts, the process is often quite different, and they may be left making key life decisions such as marriage on their own.I just didn’t feel like a belonged anywhere, I felt distanced from my family, and I didn’t exactly fit with my local Muslim community.