Young Muslim Americans aren't exactly dominant in the mainstream dating conversation, and that's because "dating while Muslim" is its own unique, oft-misunderstood reality.
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And although her idea isn’t unique to the community — matchmaking between families is a traditional route to marriage still done by many — she adds people are opening up to the idea of finding love outside the family circle.
“Just as with any community, Muslims come in all shapes, sizes and outlooks,” she adds.
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READ MORE: ‘Indian packages’ let more South Asians opt for destination weddings And as a divorced woman with open-minded parents, marriage is still on her mind, and it is something she says Muslims, or anyone for that matter, shouldn’t shy away from in conversation.“I have certain values I hold to relationships and dating,” she says.But those aren't the solutions all young people are seeking.While scrolling through a discussion forum last year, Humaira Mubeen saw animated discussions on marriage between young Muslims, with an overwhelming number lamented the difficulty of meeting people.“Some people are concerned about judgment or not being a good religious person.” And when you are single, or on apps, for some, it may feel like the last resort.WATCH: How to navigate the world of online dating “Some people feel incomplete if they haven’t met someone or gotten married,” she says.It creates a taboo, almost a shame, about sex — even if it’s sex that is entirely halal between a married couple.