So, you think, “I tend to find myself in these situations when I know that my ultimate goal is to marry a Muslim.Because there’s nothing higher than a spiritual relationship and a true spiritual connection. And it’s important for me to know that, in the good times, we’re pulling from the same spiritual toolbox.
That's why, as part of It’s Not You, I'll be talking to people with a broad range of experiences to see how things are different — and how they're the same. I didn’t understand the politics of what 9/11 meant, and it was just a very tough time for Muslims in general.Then he would have to approach my dad and mom and introduce himself to them and kind of ask for permission that way.And then both families would meet and feel each other out.I would assume he’s already spoken to his parents about it.Actually, he’s had to already have spoken to his parents. So his parents have given him the okay to move forward.Of course, these individuals don’t speak for entire demographics, but they do provide some insight into the nuances of the very human search for love and connection. During my teenage years, I came to an awakening about what it means for me to be a Muslim. I don’t understand — people have been married for centuries.