The Quran directly addresses the matter of polygyny in Chapter 4 Verse 3, "... Despite the Quranic text that seem to detest interfaith marriage, a growing movement of modern Islamic scholars are beginning to reinterpret and reexamine traditional Shari'a interpretations.Marry of the women that you please: two, three, or four. While these scholars use "established and approved methodologies" in order to claim new conclusions, they are still met with a considerable amount of opposition from the majority of orthodox Islamic scholars and interpreters.The messages young people get that "seemingly innocuous email exchanges or online dating could topple one off the Islamic path if one lack[s] vigilance." The takeaway for religious young people is that they should marry, but they shouldn't actually date to get there.
Not all young Muslim Americans have serious religious upbringings.
But for those who do, the experiences between the genders is often strained and stunted by well-meaning but traditional parents and communities.
As imam of one of the Washington region's largest mosques, Mohamed Magid counsels married couples, including those with a problem he sees among Muslim Americans: husbands and wives who were virtual strangers before they wedded.
Islamic practice bans unsupervised dating, and in transient 2008 America, traditional Muslims may wind up far from families who once oversaw the connection of two single people.
Muslims believe in One God and therefore live by a moral code they believe is set organically by Him.
All of the explanation below goes back up to the top.Marriages within the Muslim community are incredibly important.The purpose of marriage in Islamic culture is to preserve the religion through the creation of a family.As for the non-Muslim girls, talk to them, but don’t ever bring one home.", "As a fragmented diaspora that is racialized, [young Muslims] are both viewed as oppressed but also hyper-sexualized.It creates a taboo, almost a shame, about sex — even if it’s sex that is entirely halal between a married couple.Please remember this whenever you're faced with a Muslim conundrum. Some Muslims outright say it 'I'm dating' and they are, in the complete boy-meets-girl-third-base sense. This entire dating culture of meeting someone for only sex, for only a short-term relationship, is not the ideal or healthiest way to go about finding a partner-in-crime.