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.
Added bonus: there was a martini bar downstairs that served the most amazing mocktails that were way more exciting than your average soda lime and mint no-hito combo.
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.The downside is, some people refuse to look past the Muslim part.But I bet their boyfriends don’t bring them donuts. We advise this woman to end her relationship with that Christian man, because it is not permissible for a woman to form a relationship with a man who is a non-mahram to her.
This has been discussed previously in the answer to question no.
23349 But if he chooses to become Muslim willingly and voluntarily, then there is nothing wrong with her marrying him, if her guardian agrees to that.
However, we advise what the Prophet (blessings and peace of Allah be upon him) instructed, which is that she should choose for herself someone who is religiously committed and of good character.
The down side was that I’d left it quite late to book, and you had to pre-order some of the Halal steak cuts two days in advance.
There were other steak dishes on the menu, and lots of other tempting meaty food.
I got a lot of ‘But Jaz, he’s a Muslim’, ‘Are you sure about this? Sadly, racism and prejudice is still very much a thing among some people, and too many are still taking warped ideas about Islam and images of a minority of Muslims doing awful things on the news, and applying them to the majority. Some people choose to later when the whole marriage thing happens, but it’s a choice) ‘Does he mind people knowing that you’re a couple? Tradition is something that most families will want to hold on to, so reluctance toward accepting something like a relationship with someone outside of their faith is definitely going to take some time.