Dating for muslim
You don’t actually have to listen to them.” “You’re so fucking entitled,” she snaps at him. That night, Dina decides to go to a boy’s house, lying to her parents about where she’s headed.
Egyptian society, at home and abroad, is held together by public secrecy—a proverbial don’t-ask, don’t-tell policy—that functions as a unique form of decency in a culture that prefers to look the other way than to talk about what is really going on.
Youssef is a twenty-eight-year-old Egyptian-American comedian and actor who has made a ten-episode semi-autobiographical miniseries, “Ramy,” which is now streaming on Hulu.
The series describes, with tart precision and irony, the lives of young American Muslims who may drink, have sex, and believe in God—and who keep much of their lives secret from their parents and their friends.
He keeps asking his cousin to take him to mosques; instead, the cousin takes him to a party that is no different from the ones Ramy tired of in New York. She then invites him into her car, climbs on top of him, and asks if he has a condom.
At the end of the evening, she playfully asks why she’s not getting a good-night kiss. The women feel overlooked by Muslim men as potential sexual partners outside of marriage, and, when not overlooked, they are often judged for being too promiscuous.
There is a drawn-out dance of trying to figure out what type of Muslim a potential partner is before you reveal what type of Muslim you are.
Many Muslim scholars take pains to make it clear that local customs often influence the practice of the religion.
It’s true that the Koran guides Muslims in seeking a marriage partner and that the relevant passages are often interpreted the same way across the world.