Initial stage dating a muslim man
I find myself in a hard situation with a Muslim man I love.I write because I don’t have resources within the Muslim community and would love that perspective.In short, mid-life crises come early and hit harder for non-practicing Muslim men.
Since, generally speaking, male children are not as carefully guarded and watched over as female ones, young Muslim men have the opportunity to far more easily date, have sex, and get involved with non-Muslim women than young Muslim women do.
Their reward for open-mindedness to someone of a minority, demonized faith was heartbreak.
Being tossed aside like so much old garbage after years of being with someone and planning a future with them is not what most people have in mind for their lives.
Heina is a speaker and panelist on a range of diverse topics including feminism, race, LGBT issues, the challenges of deconversion, Islam, non-monogamy, strategies for inclusivity, and the various intersections of the above.
You may have heard them at Skepticon, the American Atheists National Convention, the Huffington Post Live, and Have Your Say on the BBC World Service or read about them in the New York Times.