We are one, all children of one God. I lived in intercultural marriage and I think our problem was more that we were not compatible then that we were from different countries. I come from Europe and they are not many practicing brothers from my country so I have very limited choice when considering marriage. But I still think for marriage to work most important is the iman, character and how compatible they are does not matter what culture or race they are coming from. I am a revert to Islam, living in America.
My family is of Italian descent, and I practice Islam, however my parents dislike my choices. I am not sure if her parents would not support the marriage, but from what I have heard, I assume so. Any experiance or advice is welcomed…. I may be responding quite late to this.
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Honestly, i though all those problems you mentioned are problems that any home can have, even if they come from similar cultures, upbringing may still affect people. I found this article to be the right step in the direction that needs to be taken to open up dialog among Muslims. I am Muslim, African American and my husband is originally from Bangalore. We have been married for almost 3 years. We have been though what a lot of couples have been though but Islam is what we hold dear to our hearts and it is the truth that knocks the brain out of falsehood.
We have not only been tested but we are also the test for others as well. I feel that there is no way that you can totally prepared for everything that you may encounter but like this article mentioned…. As far as Syed and I…. I feel that Allah has already given us the biggest gift to mankind. I thank Allah for I feel extremely blessed to have a wonderful family. Asalamu Aliykum I tried to read all of the responses however there were so many and many were kind of repetitive.
Here is the way I see it. At the end of the day the African American Muslimah has the double whammy to deal with in America Muslimah And Black while trying to deal with every thing else living in the US throws at you. Masajid are often transplants from the home land and often lacka true sense of solidarity and fraternity that we hear Muslims brag about as being a major component of Islam. Islam will not take root in the US until our blood mixes. If the Sahaba and those that came after them had taken the attitude that many muslims of today have in regards to nationalism, tribalism and racism, Islam would have never made it beyond the Arabian Peninsula.
Its important for every one to understand that there is a new Type of Muslim in the family the American Muslim.
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They tend to shed the idea of where their from and concentrate on where their at and how this place plays a role on where their going in the end. Salamu Aliykum. Hi everyone! It is so encouraging to see such activity on this forum! We are a very open-minded couple and have had many talks between ourselves and amongst other friends non-Muslims and Muslims alike but I am wondering what your opinions are on our forthcoming marriage.
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I am extremely respectful and admiring of his faith, and am a spiritual person myself. We often have open and constructive dialogue about each of our views and we are happy to be able to interact on this level so respectfully. We have been together for several years and his family is still opposed to our plans. His mother has met me, and says that she adores me as a person but because of my non-Muslim status does not find me suitable, and his father will not meet me. I do not want to live under the guise of conversion, nor do I wish to make them unhappy when he formally announces his choice.
Do you have any suggestions? For your information, we would be exposing our children to Islam from birth. Thank you for taking the time to read this — I really would appreciate your comments and feedback. Mel — i have seen a similar situation with people that i know personally, and in those situations the issue of children is usually what either breaks the deal or leads to divorce despite whatever agreements are made beforehand, the actual birth of a child changes everyone.
I am an Indian Muslim, and a 3rd generation South African. The other aspect that needs to considered is for a man that is totally unbiased you are indifferent towards race, you look at what you see as important: character, physical attraction etc. From my experience far more men are willing to deal with the discomfort than are women. And who wants to enter into marriage when their is discomfort at the onset. This is probably why there are so few interracial marriages amongst muslims.
And thats also called racism. If anyway wants to discuss this further, please email me at muslimahaoh gmail. Salaam to everyone who has been apart of this. I am an arab female who seeks to marry a pakistani male. Both of our mothers are against it and both fathers are for it.
He and I were both born here US and alhamdullilah are very accepting of eachothers cultures. Right now I feel lost and really need guidance…its very hard to not have your mother accept it. Its very difficult right now… hopefully allah will intervene to make things better…any advice? The situation is simple, we are all from 1 family-the basis of religion is the bringing together of the community to what it once was, and will be!!! Living in this modern society is meant to be constructive and not the opposite.
Im in love with a Muslim woman-and it was love at first sight. My parents are both Christian, and I have no problem with her being my wife.www.5kinternationalwomenday.com/images/wijapalok/2665.php
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Plain and simple this situation has got to be addressed because I dont want to cause her or her people any trouble. I believe that one day we will be together forever…ps im black. I know I am jumping into this late, but I just need a little guidance. I am a white non- religious somewhat Christian American I believe in god but not what people do in his name.. We are planning on officially getting engaged later this year after I am finished with my degree. My parents love him but neither I nor my parents have had much interaction with his parents. They seem to be excited about the arrangement though.
I am mostly prepared for the jeers, the stares, and this issues our maybe future children would have. I myself would be happy with a justice of the peace sort of thing so would he but his parents insist on the formalities. He has had a hard time explaining them to me because he lived here most of his adult life and has only gone to one, so I turned to the internet, and am more confused than ever.
I am hoping some things are optional my pale ness would look ridiculous with tarmac paste and henna all over me. Also my father is not much of a social guy and would feel very uncomfortable in such a leading role at a wedding. And lastly I would be moving to Oman and was wondering what obstacles would we face there that I cannot foresee? Like I said he has lived here for so long even he is not familiar with what life would be like for me.
I went to India and hopefully got a crash course but am not sure if that is a good reference point. If I have ramble I apologize.
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Assalamo alikum everyone!! Now m asking for suggestions from my muslim brothers and sisters that can i marry this guy? I am, like many that have posted, a 20 something year old girl, pakistani as well, but I grew up in Canada all my life.