It’s important to have that discipline of remembering that you’re a Muslim and there are things [you] can’t do,’ says Sarah, adding ‘Although I trust my boyfriend, temptation is always there, I think.’ Noticeably, control and discipline are important aspects practised by these couples.There are varying views and opinions on courtship and dating across Muslim cultures around the world.
We would hate each other at first but after a series of silly circumstances and a whole lot of mayhem, we would fall in love and I would realise that he was the one. Oh yeah, I’m Muslim Like many Muslim girls growing up, I was constantly told that dating was haram (forbidden) so having a boyfriend was never an option.
I wasn’t allowed to reenact my silly romantic comedy fantasies, but somehow I would still be married? How was I supposed to find my one true love if I was supposed to avoid interaction with boys?
Islam and Dating The Qur’an makes it clear that Muslims are to avoid fornication in Surat Al-‘Isra’ ‘And do not approach unlawful sexual intercourse.
‘I don’t have to lie and my parents have accepted him much more than they had of my ex-boyfriends.’ When her boyfriend is at her home, her family makes sure that they are in a common area with another family member at home.
‘Even when we go out, I make sure that we’re not deliberately alone in some private place.