Muslim women don’t usually have the ability to decide for themselves who to date. It will be her parents decision whether to allow their girl have the relationship or not. Communicate with the girl herself first, find as much as possible about her parent’s attitude towards dating in general. Show that you are not afraid of being judged by them and be confident.
Be ready for a meeting with parents very soon. Here is some advice on what you should do:
- Show your respect to them, be nice and polite;
- Show you are religious: though Arabs living in the western countries have not escaped from the impact of this culture, an Islamic person will always be in favour when it comes to dating;
- You can bring little presents to the meeting, such as flowers for your girl’s mother or national treats.