Muslim dating tradition
You may say I am as western as they come but I am still so proud of my heritage and the culture and tradition my parents brought me up in.In terms of religion, you can probably guess by now that I am incredibly liberal.So, the traditional Pakistani and Muslim approach to marriage was never going to work for me.
One is not simply left to your own devices when it comes to love and marriage. where basically, no one is allowed to touch you until you’re married.
I also write about interfaith marriage and my very lovely, often comedic, life with my husband “Bob”.
I am a British-born, Pakistani, Muslim woman and, if you are anything like me, you will know that these are three incredibly complex states of being to juggle and, short of one being a multi-limbed octopus lady, can rarely be satisfied fully at one time.
I can identify with Pakistani culture as well as the traditions of the religion I was raised in but; I do enjoy a good whiskey and used to smoke like a chimney.
I collect really rubbish songs on vinyl like Bruce Willis’ timeless classic “Respect Yourself”, I love to knit, I make a killer steak and kidney pie and, like many other women in the UK, karaoke bars are my secret shame.