Muslim dating tradition
And I knew that there had to be other people out there who felt like me.
And to know that you live in Chicago, and you’re a Black Muslim woman — you could not have a further experience from my life...“And I’m also 27! ”After being raised on a steady diet of Disney movies, I expected to meet someone and fall passionately in love — but wound up collapsing under the pressures of modern dating.
Because there’s nothing higher than a spiritual relationship and a true spiritual connection. And it’s important for me to know that, in the good times, we’re pulling from the same spiritual toolbox.So now it’s like, where the fuck do you find a handsome, attractive, intelligent, emotionally sensitive, family-oriented Muslim? As a woman, it’s already hard to find someone who is not a scum bag. When you’re dating, how does the topic of religion come up? He might just say ‘As-Salaam-Alaikum’ [“Now, if the guy isn’t Muslim, it’s just kind of easier to tell.It can’t be true, but it feels like there are way less men then there are women.”I mean, I live in New York City, and I feel like that all the time. Because the initial conversation is about anything else in the world aside from the religion.And I didn’t realize the steps that people took to get to that and if they even have found it.Even in my friend’s relationships — did they find it, or what are the things they compromised on?