Sunday, March 25, 2007

Muslims and Marriage Around the Blogosphere

Marriage is most definitely in the air if you're a Muslim in Southern California. It's as though we are being force fed the marriage conversation. At least every other day you hear about a(n):
  • Marriage
  • Divorce
  • Engagement
  • Courtship
And so on . . .

Here are some excerpts from what a few Muslims around the blogosphere have to say about it:

ABCD Law: "I’d like to add that Nadia had her fiancée EXTREMELY whipped. I love how Desi aunties always tell their daughters to rein in their fiancées/husbands yet conversely if another Desi girl is seen doing the same she is a nakhrewali (i.e. high-maintenance shrew) . . . "

Aisha - Perpetually Befuddled: "Dowry violence hurts me for surely I've had a relative or ancestor who felt the pain of dowry abuse. As I'm a reflection of my ancestors who provided me with the building blocks I'm made of I can't help but grieve for the pain they endured."

Queen Jameelah: It's slim pickings for the sisters. Pickings meaning "eligible Muslim brothers who are able willing to step to the plate in seeking the hand of mentally mature women."

Quest: Understanding supply & demand will lead to a better understanding of the marriage game. "It seems that women are much more valuable than men when they are younger. Very few woman want to marry an 18 year old guy. But MANY men want to marry an 18 year old girl."

Raggiungere: "You have never had a more amazing variety of beautiful women who are intent on reviving this ummah."

Reconnected: "I gotta remind myself to be patient, all happens in due time"

This American Muslim: A "critical factor" in blogging is the consideration that it may be a discreet way of ensuring your suitors can locate the information they are seeking about you.

3 comments:

Amir said...

No one is writing about Muslim students getting married while still in college...that would be interesting.

Also anyone going through a "arranged marriage" process in getting married? MTV's reality show is looking into trying to interview and video tape the process and marriage for a show. A friend of mine was asking so do send names and information my way!

Affad Shaikh said...

Assalamu Allaykum,



I recommend anyone who is interested in this topic to get the below CD set.

It talks about all aspects of marriage from before to during to after (i.e. A to Z)

http://www.ilmquest.org/p-377-fiqh-of-love.aspx

Jazakum ALLAH Khair



Assalamu Allaykum



Hani

Angie Ellaboudy said...

i hope the diamond in that picture isnt a blood diamond...