The dedication and effort it takes to pray 5 times a day, not to mention the organization and commitment in order to schedule time for prayer, is commendable to say the least.Family Oriented: Like many religions, marriage and families are highly valued in Islam.I guess it’s because I feel like I don’t have any another choice.

I was hoping to find a good list or article to share, and so here is what I looked up: 1) Reasons to date a Muslim man. I was somewhat surprised when the first article that popped up after both searches was titled These Are the Reasons to Not Date a Muslim Man.

This seemed like the opposite of what I had searched for.

And from personal experience, I have seen Muslim friends host their brothers to help them find jobs in new countries, opening their homes to provide shelter for extended family members.

I have seen Muslim children provide their parents with sheep and cows to slaughter for Eid al-Adha, thinking of their parents enough to financially support them during religious celebrations.

The freedom of choosing one’s spouse has always been a right reserved to men in the Arab world, and while some women still choose to date and marry outside their religion, they’re often met with the harsh reality that the act is frowned upon.

It’s a pretty sensitive topic, particularly for Muslim Arabs. For men, interfaith marriages are in line with Sharia law, and societally widely accepted.

Women on the other hand, are required to provide proof that their previously non-Muslim spouse converted; otherwise the marriage is not valid.

With the world becoming more and more globalized, one would assume that interfaith marriages would become increasingly common, and that more Arab Muslim women would open up to the idea of dating, and even marrying non-Muslims. To find out, we talked to five Muslim, Arab women about their thoughts on interfaith dating and marriage.

When I decided that it was theoretically OK for me to date a non-Muslim, I realized that the assumption that women weren’t able to was only based on the idea that [Muslims] were better men, but I don’t think they are anymore. I don’t think that in comparison to other men, that it’s ‘safer’ for a Muslim woman to be with a Muslim man.