Parents are only handed penalty notices if their child is absent for more than five days, according to Bucks County Councillor, Julia Wassell.She said: “Obviously for higher educational attainment the children need to be in school.She is considered to be the man’s ‘jewel’ or ‘treasure’ and he will be protective and loving but ultimately in charge of the woman.
Sometimes this will result in the children being sent to Islamic countries possibly not to return.
In the West it is rare for the woman to be required to wear the Hijab (head covering) yet it is still generally considered to be the man’s ‘right’ to request that you do.
Equality It is also important to understand that Muslim women are not quite regarded as ‘equal’ in the same way that Western women are.
Islam describes their position as ‘equal’ though not ‘identical’ but the reality is that the woman is expected very much to be obedient to the man.
Another important point though is that while Muslims are allowed to date non-Muslims, they are told to date ‘women of the book’ meaning Christians or Jews.
It is expected for there to be a shared belief in a single God, though this will depend again on the personal discretion of the man.
A combination of liberal Western views and traditional Muslim beliefs about family could result in a relationship with a man who is highly caring and dedicated.
What is important then is that you discuss all these aspects of his beliefs and make sure that you can find some common ground before the relationship progresses too far.
Muslim men are very passionate about their beliefs and their traditions and many people will see this as a highly attractive quality.
However it does also mean that you are taking on both the man and his values and while you don’t necessarily have to agree with them (the Muslim faith does not discriminate between religions), you will have to make sure that you are happy making compromises and comfortable with your partner’s views – just as in any inter-religion relationship.
Approach your dating with Muslim men as you would with any other man – judge him on his own merits and keep an open mind.