Submitted by Layla (Ireland), Apr 25, 2013 at Hello i decided to post as a back up for Nourshehane's Questions. im sure we have all lightly tapped our best buddys or our spouses, this is the light tap i mean.. Engagement, for PRACTICING muslims, is a time where couples get to know each other. He shouldnt treat you any different, even if you are western and he knows western women are more open, he will see you as he sees women by his cultural standards and he will instinctively want to protect you from bad judgement of others. If he says that he doesnt care about this, he is not a practicing Muslim, and you should not judge him by the religious virtue he claims to have. It is true that he will be a little weird about letting you, but let me put some perspective on this for you. Men with multiple mail addresses hang themselves eventually.. This is normal as there are a lot of stereotypes about the western culture also. Personally, i feel that a family having reservations about someone from a diff culture is a normal reaction, as my family had reservations about him too at the start. There is no man in egypt who wud take a wife twice his age. I Just want you to have the savvy to know the difference. If you are going to be sucked in, give yourself a chance !!
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If u are infertile, he will most likely take a second wife also .. A Decent Egyptian man who loves you will do anything to make you feel good.Adam Henein by Lara Iskander Arabic Music by David Scott Ahmed Askalany's Incredible Palms by Heba Fatteen Bizzari A Bedouin Dinner in the Sinai by Julia Kaliniak Cairo's Gold Mine of Used Books Still Offers Treasures by Dr.Maged El-Bialy Children in Modern Egypt by Catherine C. Only a tap is allowed and this was referenced in the Quran, purely so there would be no injustice and because the Quran references every subject.sensitive ones. Engagement in Egypt is not like engagement in the west. Kissing is not allowed either, but sometimes there are small moments of weaknesses and it does happen even with Arab women ( i know this as fact), but it will be a small peck, not a passionate kiss and it will be stolen quickly. I hope you understand what im trying to get across here. Ive seen some posts about women not being allowed to go out when they are in Egypt . They are a normal family and as a normal family, they had concerns in the beginning when my husband informed them that he was going to approach me for marriage. For example i gave up alcohol and pork, and he will take part in the non religious aspect of christmas with my family ( the dinner etc) and i put up a tree.. It can be normal for a Muslim man to approach a woman for marriage quite quickly by way of engagement.. Sex is a huge deal in Egypt, and it will be in his mentality to be terrified to do anything wrong, not only relgiously, but to a woman. I love my husbands mother and father and i would die if anything happened to them and i really feel loved by them. Although Mohammed married an older woman, and it can be considered sunnah.. Through all his stubbornness and awkwardness, you will be his everything as with anyone who is in love, if he feels he would lose you, he would panic.. You WILL have to make changes if you want to be married and so will he.My exposure to Coptic Christianity has been a fascinating one; I hope that someday our divisions will soften.