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"The only evidence that they had that the other person existed before their marriage night was simply a small black-and-white picture and the good wishes of a couple of relatives," he says.
"That's all they knew."Shaikh's parents are Muslim and they lived in India at the time of their wedding back in the 1970s.
You set your boundaries with your partner."I also heard from an Iranian American, a Lebanese, a Moroccan and a Bangladeshi.
They each had different experiences, depending on the family, culture and the country where they come from.
He told Shaikh that he really liked the app and that he wants to get in touch with a couple of the women on it, but having lived in a conservative Muslim family, he said he didn't know how to write an email to a woman he didn't know."I said, listen, if you can't write an email to a girl, you can't get married to one," Shaikh says.He was born there too, but when he was 3, they all moved to the US.Growing up, when it came to dating, relationships and girls, Shaikh would experience one thing at home, another outside.There were about 30 students and a couple of women wore colorful headscarves.Muslim chaplain Celene Ibrahim Lizzio spoke about the "spiritual aspects of finding a spouse" — of asking God for guidance in finding love."The best advice I can give them is to think first about their relationship with God, with Allah, and then if they develop that relationship strongly, I tell them, make prayer, make supplication, that God put something in their path to make it easy to understand what type of spouse would be right for them," she told me. Tuba Muhlise Okyay, who is from Turkey, said in her conservative family, marriages are arranged.