A lawyer whose services I was seeking for a few marriage-related formalities started by giving me a sermon on running a background check on the man I wanted to marry because “you never know how these s are.” I didn’t call on her again.
Probably every woman in India has one story about having been subject to lecherous looks as she has walked down the street. The male gaze turns more brazen by several orders of magnitude.
They are currently writing A Skeptic's Guide to Islam.
To get this out of the way: Karim is not a “Muslim name.” It is an Arabic name that Muslims name their children, since Karim is one of the 99 names of Allah, but the word and name predate Islam.
Heina has been an active participant in atheist organizations and events in and around Orange County, CA since 2007, and on the national stage since 2011.
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.
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.
“My husband,” I replied after a while, snapping out of savouring my first-ever snorkelling session.