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It wasn’t until a younger cousin took a screen shot that captured the images that she realized she wasn’t as covert as she thought she was.
Looking back, I realize my naivety was shining like a lighthouse beacon.
I was 25 years old, single, very naïve and had not considered researching cultural differences that I was likely to encounter.
” Iqbal was ashamed that she kept her 3-month old relationship a secret.
Her mother was more worried that the photos did not reflect well on the family.
We passed beautiful waterfalls on unknown country roads before arriving at a small village.
This was traditional Turkey away from the manmade holiday resorts.Growing up in the UK, the dating scene was not an ordeal.We no longer needed the approval of our dads and the days of being chaperoned while on a date were firmly rooted in the history books.To get this out of the way: Karim is not a “Muslim name.” It is an Arabic name that Muslims name their children, since Karim is one of the 99 names of Allah, but the word and name predate Islam.As for her reason to not date this Karim, obviously, since most Muslims don’t behead people or beat their wives, not wanting to associate with people like that is a bad reason to not want to date a Muslim.Engagement and marriage are the goals of courtship, and it is only after marriage that a couple is physically intimate – everything from holding hands to kissing and sex.