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...
I’ve had things along the lines of, ‘But, like, what do you guys talk about? There will be hiccups, wobbles and minor cultural differences every now and again – that happens in every relationship.
Nope, I don’t see the logic there either, and it really is quite sad. Although it’s hard for people our age to get that once upon a time, gay, inter-race or inter-faith couples just weren’t a thing (at least publicly), and for some members of a more conventional, older generation, its still something that their getting their heads around. Especially when you’ve reached a point where you want to be involved in each other’s family lives. It’s not going to be an easy ride but if you both want to make it work, you can. Most of the drama comes from other people who just don’t get it. I don’t know, maybe they missed that PSHE lesson in yeah 4 about not judging people before you get to know them.
An indictment reported by Haaretz said that she told a relative on the day of her death that her boyfriend, serving time in prison for an unidentified crime, was getting out at the end of the week.
She also said that she was going to convert to Islam, a plan that allegedly set her father, 58, on a course to kill her on June 13, days after she graduated from high school.
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.