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Jewish guy dating a muslim girl

Add to the mix a headscarf and a definitive non-Muslim boyfriend with whom I fell in love and it is all the more tricky.

And for his part he’s agreed to go through the motions and participate in rituals so long as our lives afterward have minimal interference from my family, which I imagine to be the case judging by the level of involvement my parents had and have in my younger brother’s marriage (he married quite young by choice).

They are very hands-off once we’re out of the house.

While I have an American passport and have somehow retained the accent I had growing up, I’d always considered myself more Indian than American, and felt distinctly out of place in “white” cultural settings.

I have a lot of white friends — black, Filipina and Asian too for that matter — but my closest are a group of brown girls at college who are similar to me — they have parents who grew up in Pakistan/Bangladesh and moved to the States and raised their kids there.

What of him and his potential resentment toward me for making him convert?

And what of me and my potential resentment toward him when he inevitably fails to fast and pray with me?

But truthfully I don’t know if I can live my married life rejecting a value that I grew up so observant of, even if I’m not quite as religious as I used to be.