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I’ve seen parents bow in prayer begging God to help and guide their child.
Unfortunately, that is usually the extent of their effort.
I am often surprised at my Muslim friends who date with no intent of marriage.
Why would they invest so much energy, time and emotion on someone they don’t have any intention to remain with?
When we equip our Muslim youth with balanced childhood where friends are of both genders, awkwardness is absent because gender relations can take many forms like friendship (not only sex as many Islamic scholars like to emphasize).
I sometimes wonder why scholars emphasize the importance of community values among Muslims (Jummah, Eid, visiting the sick, keeping relations with kin), yet spend most of their time speaking of the evilness of mixing with the opposite gender and the horrors that come about.
The purpose of marriage in Islamic culture is to preserve the religion through the creation of a family.
The family is meant to be “productive and constructive, helping and encouraging one another to be good and righteous, and competing with one another in good works”. ; and hold not to the ties of marriage of unbelieving women, and ask for what you have spent, and let them ask for what they have spent.
Waking up an hour early to pray in the wee hours of the morning isn’t the solution.
God doesn’t help people who don’t help themselves first.Many Muslim children are raised on the notion that mixing with the opposite gender is haraam. The children were separated by gender and were asked to not interact.I heard a mother tell her daughter “Good little girls don’t play with boys.” Of course, Muslim parents aren’t concerned about today’s innocent playdate but the future is what’s on their mind.I believe with all in place our youth will see the beauty in Islamic values that past generations have unintentionally destroyed in the Name of God.