Originally Posted by bettina
Do you think the Maktoum boys would be allowed to have longtime relationships with anyone outside of marriage. I mean, islam doesn't approve obviously but would Hind know and think it's fine/inevitable as long as it is discreet? Would such girl be invited for tea with the Maktoums? What kind of girls would this be ?
They can do but,the girl or the boy must be DESCENT.
Of course, Islam approve all marriages.The important is being Moslem.If he/she is Moslem,it is ok.But if not,it is not ok.
Marriages from relative is NOT about Islam.It is about gulf culture.
Turkey(my country)is also Moslem,but nobody marry with relative.We marry with felling in love.
Gulf countries is also marry with felling in love but with relative.I don't know how they love but,they fell in love with their cousins.
This is not about Islam.
Hind is not secret.She is just not in public because of the culture.
In gulf ,men doesn't want to see their wifes in public.They say that women are like diamond.Diamond must be hide.I don't know why but they are happy with that.Women are always HOLY
Girl can be invited for everything,not just a tea.
Girl must be descent.I meant reading university,knowing languages etc..
I hope I helped but I was very sorry when I read.
Friends lots of times,I reliaze that you think gulf culture is always like Islam.
This is Not true. Yes gulf culture is suit for Islam but some of them are not in Islam.
For example women are not in public in gulf.But for Islam it can be.
Please and please don't complicate.Lots of things because of the gulf culture.
You can not see in Turkey like that things.Yes Turkey is not Islamic country,Turkey is laic and liberal.But Islam is suit for everywhere and give women lots of rights.
I am very sorry when you complicate Gulf and Islam.If you think when you want to ask,I will be happy.
Of course you are all respectful when you are asking but I am really sorry when I read some questions.