One of those names probably looks less familiar than the others, and for good reason.
But for those who do, the experiences between the genders is often strained and stunted by well-meaning but traditional parents and communities.
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.
More than 6 in 10 do not see a conflict between being a devout Muslim and living in a modern society, according to Pew data; but 80% of Muslim Americans say that religion does play an important part of their lives.
I am a secret to almost everyone he knows, and when he took me out to lunch at his favorite café he asked me not to hug him when I arrived, just shake hands.
I understand why, I really do, but personally as a woman of 41 years old that still wants to have children, am I kidding myself to think that he might eventually come around or that it could even work at all?
A high proportion of Muslim girls, families, and communities take religious and cultural practices and rules seriously.
These practices include an outright ban on romantic and sexual contact with non-Muslim men.