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06-Jan-2020 13:33

The Syrian passport control officer glared at me after I crossed the once peaceful Lebanese-Syrian border seventeen years ago.

He shook his head, and interrogated me with a fusillade of awkward questions after I had submitted my passport.

One night was particularly distressing when a well-educated, senior medical colleague of mine (a doctor) volunteered, “to educate me” about how God would punish me if my husband stopped performing his Islamic duties.

This colleague then said, with no small degree of condescension: “I repeatedly questioned why Muslim societies are happy to accept their men marrying non-Muslims, but firmly deny their women the same right.

Bashar al-Assad’s perplexed official allowed us to enter the country.

Little did I realise it was only the beginning of a relentless journey of “honour proving” – a struggle to prove my Islamic bona fides whenever and wherever I travelled.

Dating coaches offer coaching and related products and services to improve their clients' success in dating and relationships.In the early days of my relationship, I assumed that the only challenge would be from my mother, my only close relative.I was wrong; the challenges extended far beyond the immediate family.In such a sexually free world, a deep love and respect is the only motivating factor behind a non-Muslim man’s desire to marry a pious Muslim woman.Those men usually respect Islam, and have no intention of changing their partner’s faith.

Dating coaches offer coaching and related products and services to improve their clients' success in dating and relationships.

In the early days of my relationship, I assumed that the only challenge would be from my mother, my only close relative.

I was wrong; the challenges extended far beyond the immediate family.

In such a sexually free world, a deep love and respect is the only motivating factor behind a non-Muslim man’s desire to marry a pious Muslim woman.

Those men usually respect Islam, and have no intention of changing their partner’s faith.

My marriage eventually fell apart for reasons unrelated to faith, but it opened my eyes to the need to respect Muslim women’s choice in marriage, even to non-Muslims.