Please remember this whenever you're faced with a Muslim conundrum. Some Muslims outright say it 'I'm dating' and they are, in the complete boy-meets-girl-third-base sense. This entire dating culture of meeting someone for only sex, for only a short-term relationship, is not the ideal or healthiest way to go about finding a partner-in-crime.Loving God and following His ultimate guidance is the sole reason and goal in Muslim belief. The more real answer is that yes, a lot of Muslims do. This type of dating to see if it's going anywhere or just stringing people along with heartache is not in Islamic law.Yet, things like physical connections outside of marriage, 'experimenting' or having a 'fling' don't exist in Islamic ethics.Things like self-preservation, discipline and protection, do.Although Irshad's family isn't aganist her dating, they have taken things into their own hands."My parents and my grandparents are constantly asking other people, anyone they meet 'do you know anyone good for my daughter? Irshad says her parents aren’t pushing her into a marriage, rather "helping" in the process.Irshad, the young woman who grew up in Illinois says she's all for it.
"They can do anything and they're completely un-traceable." Shaikh says the way his parents got married doesn't work for him, or a lot of young Muslims who have grown up here.Muslims believe in One God and therefore live by a moral code they believe is set organically by Him.All of the explanation below goes back up to the top.Andra Gusman, another student from Indonesia, found it much easier to talk to his family about girls."The way we were brought up, I think, dating is the norm," he said, "but not in the American sense.