Punishment for dating in islam
Shoukfeh said his friends communicate with their girlfriends outside of school by sending text messages and talking on the phone.But they don’t bring their partners home to interact with their parents."Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.Young Islamic men and women (or boys and girls) do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner.However, they are fully aware of the risks of getting found out.Punishment, he said, can vary from spending compulsory time at the mosque to getting switch to a different school.Shoukfeh’s friends aren’t robots, however, and they occasionally leak details to him about their relationships. Shoukfeh said his friends struggle to reconcile their religious beliefs and their actions.
Y., says teens who date secretly are grappling with their identity as Muslims.“People I thought were close to me made up things and it got around. I realized that not everybody can be nice and I had to accept what was happening.” Iqbal considers herself “more aware” in her current relationship, which her parents know about. High school junior, Adnan Shoukfeh, 16, of the International Academy in Oakland County, Mich., said some of his male friends are in casual romantic relationships.“It’s not that bad if they don’t let it get too far,” Shoukfeh said in a phone interview from his home in West Bloomfield.First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when Muslims are young continues throughout their lives and serves as a network, a way to become familiar with other families.
The fact that Iqbal had been sneaking around seemed to come second.