Recognise that the views of Muslim extremists do not reflect the views of other Muslims, and most Muslims are extremely peace loving men.Mohamed Ali for instance was Muslim, and this is why he opted to be a conscientious objector during the war (and subsequently was stripped of his title).However as a rule, a Muslim man is forbidden to date other than to find a spouse, so expect relationships to be taken very seriously.
To many Western women this could be seen as hypocrisy and it is something that many will not be comfortable with.
Fortunately the majority of modern Muslims living in the West will opt to settle for just one, but again this is something that you will definitely need to discuss before dating you Muslim man.
Muslims who are able to marry are encouraged to do so, and they must follow the established laws of courtship.
Misconceptions Many non-Muslims believe that all Muslim marriages are arranged, but this is rarely the case.
This might sound highly bleak for many Western women and be highly off putting.
However although Islam highly stresses the importance of conformity and is generally one of the most devout religions in the world, the extent to which your partner wishes to follow the religion will still come down to the individual – particularly if they were raised in the West.While many people are comfortable with their partner having different views, it can sometimes become an issue when it comes to choosing a religion for your children. Faithfulness Faithfulness is taken very seriously by Muslim men and they will be very strict on women who they perceive as having cheated on them.However it is actually acceptable in Islam for Muslim men to have up to four wives, and obviously to date outside of the marriage in order to find these wives.Dating a Muslim is generally just like dating anyone else – a varied and unpredictable experience that can vary widely depending on the guy’s individual personality.However it does mean taking on a very strong set of beliefs and a very different culture.Forget Stereotypes The first thing to do is to drop any preconceived notions you have of Muslims.