To fulfill this task, the whole family must apply Allah’s course and try to convey His message.
Caught between their 21st century lives and the expectations of an older generation, many British Muslim women find themselves struggling to find the right partner.
That's the suggestion of new Channel 4 documentary Extremely British Muslims, in which viewers meet feisty aviation engineer Nayera, 30, who refuses to settle down as a mother and housewife.
Nayera explains her conundrum following the disastorous date when she's asked about dating non-Muslim men: 'I think race isn't important to me, but religion is important because it's a fundamental part of who I am.'Similarly, it would be very, very difficult for me to marry someone who isn't British or at least Western, just because that's also a fundamental part of who I am.' Another singleton on the hunt for a husband is 24-year-old Bella, a fashion graduate who turns her back on an arranged marriage and takes it upon herself to find a husband with the help of the Birmingham Central Mosque.
But she finds the strict rules imposed on dating a struggle, as she complains: 'There are too many rules, I just wish I had freedom.'The documentary explains that British Muslim women are 'facing a crisis', because many are caught between modern life and the older Muslim generation keen for them to settle down with a partner.
I will not leave my job to be a "man dad", so I will be the breadwinner as long as she realises that the child needs a mum.'To me a mother is more important than a father bringing up a child.'An extremely honest Nareya tells Hanaan: 'I would struggle doing a full-time job and coming back and looking after all the kids.
I would struggle trying to do all of that myself with no support.'Their evening comes to an abrupt end when he cuts Nareya off: 'No problem, we might as well get the bill.We hope our efforts meet your expectations, yet we apologize for the late reply.First of all, it’s important for a Muslim woman to know the essence of the ruling that she should not marry a non-Muslim; she should know that it’s a great honor for her to be bared from doing so.This is because marriage is not based on fulfilling one’s sexual desires; rather, it is an institution.It aims to establish a home on the basis of tranquility, faith and Islamic morals.1- Islam does not encourage the interfaith marriages.2- The general rule of Islam is that Muslims should marry Muslims.3- A Muslim male or female should not marry a non-Muslim male or female.4- The only exception is given to Muslim men who are allowed to marry the chaste girls from among the People of the Book.