Dating muslim men in america

About three days went by and I did not hear anything.

In my experience, silence after a few days is a subtle yet definite way of saying “BYE FELICIA.” Therefore, I texted my friend to follow up.

Kumail Nanjiani and Aziz Ansari are at the top of their game right now.

For those like myself who choose to limit their selection, the possibilities exponentially decrease.

I am a Nigerian-American Muslim, and now that I am older and more serious about settling down, I have restricted myself to only dating other Muslims.

Yet, as these stars continue to rise, they’ve had their fair share of criticism come their way about their choice in romantic partners on the big and small screen.

The gist of the critique is that both of these South Asian actors from Muslim backgrounds chose white women as their main love interest, and by doing so, they perpetuate the idea that those with fair skin, and more specifically white women, are the epitome of beauty and desirability.

After trying to talk to her parents about the idea of being introduced to me, she said her parents were not budging on the “racial issue.” To clarify on what she meant by that, I said, “So her parents didn’t want her to talk to me because I am Black.” My friend was quite apologetic over the phone after confirming this as the reason, but she deserved no blame in this situation as she was just trying to help a brother out.

Nevertheless, this scenario happens too often within our community.

Currently, there are over one billion Muslims worldwide; however, the numbers are far lower in the U. with Muslims only making up an estimated one percent of the population or about 3.35 million people.

From the way the American conservative media depicts our impending takeover with sharia law, one would think that we were much more numerous.

Although she assured me not to worry, as the girl was probably still thinking about it, I already started losing interest.

A few days later, I get a text from my friend asking if we could talk on phone so that she could update me on the situation with her friend.

However, the same post-mosque social group separation is not as apparent in second generation Muslims compared to first immigrant Muslims.

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