Disclaimer: much of the following is from various Islamic studies and a result of research.
This is not definitive nor applicable to all men, but it is a standard.
As the interview began, the host asked the Muslim guest whether he was married. The radio host pressed home the point, saying that the guests first statement was a little misleading, wasnt it? Then, if I recall correctly, the radio host sensed his guests unease and changed the subject. Beyond any doubt, Islam is patriarchal, so a Muslim man must have final control in the relationship.
Premarital sex in the Muslim religion is strictly forbidden.Since dating (in the Western sense) involves actions like kissing and touching which ultimately result in premarital sex, Islamic scholars consider that dating is haram (forbidden).Today, this is especially true if he comes from a hard line region in an Islamic country or a hard line Muslim family.Therefore, Christian women must be careful about marrying Muslim men.It is permissible for a Muslim man to marry a Christian/Jewish woman strictly under these two conditions: Why is marriage allowed in only one direction? Likewise you are permitted to marry chaste believing women [Muslims] or chaste women among the people who were given the Scripture [Jews and Christians] . It may be true that Muhammad at first respected Judaism and Christianity, but he turned against them later on in his life, as seen in this article and this one.
Maybe seventh-century Arab culture will answer this question. So this means that in seventh-century Arab culture a Muslim man may dominate his wife or wives, but not a Christian man who would dominate his Muslim wife. Or Muslim boy has some enormously lucrative and important job which translates to him never being home so he tells American girl to make some friends at the local masjid, a place he barely ever goes to himself. Now the story can take a variety of It is here when American girl finds out Muslim boy is either not a citizen or has to go back to his confusing home country and wants American girl to come with. Arlandson A Muslim man is allowed to marry a Christian woman, but a Christian man is not permitted to marry a Muslim woman. 427) This verse, as noted, says that Islam permits Muslim men to marry non-Muslim women who are Christians and Jews, but a Jewish or Christian man may not marry a Muslim woman.I remember hearing an interview on the radio with a Muslim, a few years ago. (In this article I will address only the Christian community.) What is the rationale behind the ruling? Maybe it's a You Tube video, or an article I find online.