When I asked a Muslim teenage friend of mine why she wanted a boyfriend, her response was honest, “I want a boyfriend to buy me expensive things and take me places.” Growing up as a teen in the Middle East, many of my friends sought boyfriends for the same reasons, although most wanted the relationship to end in marriage (and 99% of them never did).
You’ll move in that direction, and the most important person by far in that respect is your spouse.As Muslims though we believe that God has sent us guidance that would solve all our worldly problems and yet we aren’t even close to solving the Muslim youth crises. Our youth complain that religious folk don’t get them.They are there to throw rules and judge them at every given moment. When my non-Muslim friends ask me this question, I am often stumped.I believe with all in place our youth will see the beauty in Islamic values that past generations have unintentionally destroyed in the Name of God. Finding love and choosing your spouse is the single most important decision you will make in your life so it’s important to choose wisely.