As with any other religious group there is a high level of variation between individuals within that group.
These points should only be seen as tendencies to look out for and warnings of what to be prepared for, not as certainties.
That makes them a difficult, but not impossible challenge for an outsider.
The journey to success with a Muslim girl is often challenging but can be a rewarding one.
Don’t get me wrong, every relationship comes with its own healthy dose of arguments and awkwardness.
But there are still certain things that you’d only know if you’re not Muslim, and you’re in a relationship with someone who is...
In sum, she is not on equal footing with her husband.
It is important, however, that she understand what she is doing.Muslims account for over twenty percent of the population of the world and more than that fraction of prime-aged girls.For religious and cultural reasons these girls tend to be quite inaccessible to outsiders and often have their romantic and sexual choices restricted or simply made on their behalf.If you asked me to tell you about my boyfriend, I’d spend hours going on about how he makes me laugh even when I’m trying to be stroppy, and how he brings me donuts when I’m stressed (He’s a keeper, right? For some reason though, when I’m mid-way through my well-rehearsed story about how we met and how in luuurve we are, the bit that people get caught up on is the fact that he’s Muslim... I was christened as a baby, my grandma still has the puffy white gown that I wore, and we go to church on Christmas morning, but like many girls in their 20s, I wouldn’t say that religion plays a significant part in my day to day life.On the other hand though, following Islam plays a more prominent role for my boyfriend’s. I thought that Muslims were Ali Baba and the 40 thieves and the magic carpet ride. ' I thought the Middle East was somewhere in the middle of the country. SCOTT ROSS: So you didnt understand what you were doing? It was intriguing, the mystique of the whole thing. Her husband, Mohammed, strictly held to Muslim customs and demanded her obedience. A high proportion of Muslim girls, families, and communities take religious and cultural practices and rules seriously.These practices include an outright ban on romantic and sexual contact with non-Muslim men.I was five months pregnant with our son, and he kicked me in the stomach because he stayed out late one nightovernightand I questioned him for it. KATRINA: Yes, it was my fault that I made him beat me because I shouldnt have asked him. She had a good upbringing and became a Christian in her teens. Then one night at a club, Katrina met the man of her dreams. SCOTT ROSS (reporting): An important detail in this story: the man was also a Muslim. I’ve had some of my best nights out with him and his friends (some of them also don’t drink) because they’re just quite naturally party people.On a heavy night at a club, they’ll order Red Bull, while I’m licking my hand and reaching for salt, always too eager to jump on the tequila train. My boyfriend said quite early on that he’s comfortable with me drinking and wouldn’t want me to change any aspects of my life just to fit his (what a babe) which is of course mega important for any relationship. I’m always surprised by how few and far between Halal restaurants are in London.Islam doesn’t permit drinking alcohol, so those 2-4-1 cocktails quickly become 2-4-YOU, which has its pros and cons.