Dating non muslim man
Son went to a boys-only Islamic school, daughter went to a girls-only Islamic school.
My daughter wore hijab since 12 years old, not because we made her (but we were about to have the talk anyways), but because she came home one day and said she wanted to wear it because she felt it would make her a better muslminah, I was so proud of her!
They will ditch their youthful “sinful” lifestyle and all those associated with it in favor of an arranged marriage to an often much-younger, presumably virgin woman from “back home.” Their families rejoice that their sons have finally done the “right thing”, even if it means dumping any number of non-Muslim girlfriends to attain that goal.
I know a lot of non-Muslim women who have been unceremoniously dumped after years of a long-term relationship with a Muslim man to clear the way for him to marry a teenager deemed appropriate by his family.
Okay this is going to be long and a lot of this may just be me venting but I really don't think I have anywhere else to turn and I will be forever grateful if someone on here can help me out of my situation!
I'm a married woman, have 2 children, one son and one daughter.
Their reward for open-mindedness to someone of a minority, demonized faith was heartbreak.
Being tossed aside like so much old garbage after years of being with someone and planning a future with them is not what most people have in mind for their lives.
You may have heard them at Skepticon, the American Atheists National Convention, the Huffington Post Live, and Have Your Say on the BBC World Service or read about them in the New York Times.In short, mid-life crises come early and hit harder for non-practicing Muslim men.I have seen this play out so many times in my own family and community that it no longer surprises me.Add increasing pressure from families to wed the “right” sort of person (i.e.the same pressure their sisters felt much more acutely and from a much younger age) and this means an eventual return to fulfilling filial expectations.
I told my daughter that I'd be back in about 3 hours.