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Old 12-05-2004, 07:39 AM
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there is an article in today's sunday telegraph about Princess Badiya, prince hassan's daughter.

Princess Badiya of Jordan has clearly taken her father's commitment to furthering understanding between the Islamic and Western worlds to heart. Mandrake ( who wrote the article) can announce that Prince Hassan's 30 year old daughter is to wed an old etonian whom she helped to convert to islam.

Edward Blair, 29, who has taken the Muslim forename Khaled, will marry 'princess bad'- as she was known to her schoolfriends-in a lavish state ceremony in the Jordanian capital, Amman, next June.

"Ed grew more interested in Islam as he got to know Badiya and converted last spring", says a friend of the couple, who are house hunting in Notting Hill.

Ed will not, of course, be the first British Christian to marry into the Hashemite dymasty. King Hussein shocked many in the Arab world when he took Toni Gardiner, the daughter of a British Army officer, as his second wife. Like Ed, she became a muslim and took the name Princess Muna. Sadly, despite bringing the king much happiness and four children, their marriage ended in divorce.
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Old 12-07-2004, 10:56 AM
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there is an article in today's sunday telegraph about Princess Badiya, prince hassan's daughter.

Princess Badiya of Jordan has clearly taken her father's commitment to furthering understanding between the Islamic and Western worlds to heart. Mandrake ( who wrote the article) can announce that Prince Hassan's 30 year old daughter is to wed an old etonian whom she helped to convert to islam.

Edward Blair, 29, who has taken the Muslim forename Khaled, will marry 'princess bad'- as she was known to her schoolfriends-in a lavish state ceremony in the Jordanian capital, Amman, next June.

"Ed grew more interested in Islam as he got to know Badiya and converted last spring", says a friend of the couple, who are house hunting in Notting Hill.

Ed will not, of course, be the first British Christian to marry into the Hashemite dymasty. King Hussein shocked many in the Arab world when he took Toni Gardiner, the daughter of a British Army officer, as his second wife. Like Ed, she became a muslim and took the name Princess Muna. Sadly, despite bringing the king much happiness and four children, their marriage ended in divorce.
this story sounds familiar to me,I mean a guy converting to Islam to marry a muslim women:o
I Wish our culture wud understand such an issue better...I envy princess Badi3a as she won't find ppl to criticize her for what she did...cuz smtimes i get to the conclusion that getting married to an non-arabic man is better.
if he's willing to change his RELIGION and whole life for ur sake,what else does a women want,then the guy loves u and wants u!
Way to go princess Badi3a!

Akh menna e7na el arab bas,law bas ysheelu men 2agelhum hay el afkar el mutakhalifeh!!!!!!
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Old 12-08-2004, 11:49 AM
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Why do you think he's changing his whole life?
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Old 12-08-2004, 01:02 PM
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Why do you think he's changing his whole life?
He is...He was born and raised not being a muslim and there things that he can't do anymore cuz he converted to Islam...or again maybe not! (I'm not talking about Badi3a Bint AL-Hassan's fiance,I am speaking in general!)
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Old 12-08-2004, 03:38 PM
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I really doubt he's changing his whole life. Do you think if he drank alcohol he have it up when he converted?
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:02 PM
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I really doubt he's changing his whole life. Do you think if he drank alcohol he have it up when he converted?
Again I am not talkin about bai3a's Husband...I know if I wanted to marry a non-muslim i wud want him to stop drinking after he converts,this is what must happen but that might be impossible to do...I dunno,My situation is different than P BAdi3a's
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Old 12-08-2004, 04:33 PM
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this story sounds familiar to me,I mean a guy converting to Islam to marry a muslim women:o
I Wish our culture wud understand such an issue better...I envy princess Badi3a as she won't find ppl to criticize her for what she did...cuz smtimes i get to the conclusion that getting married to an non-arabic man is better.
if he's willing to change his RELIGION and whole life for ur sake,what else does a women want,then the guy loves u and wants u!
Way to go princess Badi3a!

Akh menna e7na el arab bas,law bas ysheelu men 2agelhum hay el afkar el mutakhalifeh!!!!!!
Um ,yes you were talking about him.
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Old 12-08-2004, 05:07 PM
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Um ,yes you were talking about him.
He was just an example...I was talking about non-arabs and him getting married to Badi3a opened the subject...plus fine thats my opinion whether i was talking about him or werent...lol
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Old 12-21-2004, 08:53 PM
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Originally Posted by T-R-O-U-B-L-E
this story sounds familiar to me,I mean a guy converting to Islam to marry a muslim women:o
I Wish our culture wud understand such an issue better...I envy princess Badi3a as she won't find ppl to criticize her for what she did...cuz smtimes i get to the conclusion that getting married to an non-arabic man is better.
if he's willing to change his RELIGION and whole life for ur sake,what else does a women want,then the guy loves u and wants u!
Way to go princess Badi3a!

Akh menna e7na el arab bas,law bas ysheelu men 2agelhum hay el afkar el mutakhalifeh!!!!!!
Hi Trouble,

I believe that just because a man/woman converts to another religion in order to marry a person who they supposedly care about, doesn't necessarily mean that they do it because they truly love and want the person. Although individuals could do it because they honestly love their bf/gf or "special friend" lol, at times this isn't the case. For example, I've noticed that "some" non-Muslim men especially tend to convert for girls of Middle Eastern/North African and South Asian descent (especially Muslim girls), because they think that they're #1 virgins #2 submissive and #3 good cooks. Men/women who aren't virgins themselves and specifically convert to Islam (or any other religion) for the "virginity" reason get two major unethical payoffs. Not only are their wives/husbands symbols of purification for their past "physical ventures", but at the same time they get a power payoff as well for the very same reason; not to say that some so-called Muslim, Hindu etc. men (for example) don't tend to do the same thing i.e. specifically marry a woman because they believe that she hasn't had any physical relations before (while they themselves have). This is why its better to be careful if someone converts for a person in order to marry them, because their decision to change religions may not be as much about being madly in love with their mate, as it would be about their interpretation of "symbolic cleansing" on a power basis. And off course on a last note, there are men/women out there who marry individuals who are of the same religion and/or ethnicity as themselves and truly love and want their spouses without converting for them as well.
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Old 12-26-2004, 05:09 PM
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Hi Trouble,

I believe that just because a man/woman converts to another religion in order to marry a person who they supposedly care about, doesn't necessarily mean that they do it because they truly love and want the person. Although individuals could do it because they honestly love their bf/gf or "special friend" lol, at times this isn't the case. For example, I've noticed that "some" non-Muslim men especially tend to convert for girls of Middle Eastern/North African and South Asian descent (especially Muslim girls), because they think that they're #1 virgins #2 submissive and #3 good cooks. Men/women who aren't virgins themselves and specifically convert to Islam (or any other religion) for the "virginity" reason get two major unethical payoffs. Not only are their wives/husbands symbols of purification for their past "physical ventures", but at the same time they get a power payoff as well for the very same reason; not to say that some so-called Muslim, Hindu etc. men (for example) don't tend to do the same thing i.e. specifically marry a woman because they believe that she hasn't had any physical relations before (while they themselves have). This is why its better to be careful if someone converts for a person in order to marry them, because their decision to change religions may not be as much about being madly in love with their mate, as it would be about their interpretation of "symbolic cleansing" on a power basis. And off course on a last note, there are men/women out there who marry individuals who are of the same religion and/or ethnicity as themselves and truly love and want their spouses without converting for them as well.
Thanks for sharing this w/us... U made me think seriously of what u said,though i dun think all those men who want to covert to Islam to marry a muslim women think that way...that wud be sick!
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Old 12-27-2004, 07:15 PM
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No prob Trouble :) and I definitely agree with you, not everyone who converts to a certain religion in order to marry their mate thinks that way. That's why I wrote in my previous post that although some people do partake the action because they're truly in love with their bf/gf, others do it for more nasty reasons. Off course in reality everyone's different and not all "converters" do what they do for negative reasons, but I just meant to say that if there's even a chance that they do change religions for the wrong purposes, that a person should rethink their decision to marry them.
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Congratulations to the couple! Princess is such a beautiful lady!
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Pic from Princess Badiya's engagement to Khalid (Edward) Blair.
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Have any idea when Badiya got engaged?
Princess Badiya got engaged on September 21, 2004. Their wedding will take place in June 2005.
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P. Badiya is so much more beautiful than that picture suggests. Her beauty does not come across well in photos.
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I believe Khaled Blair got this name after his marriage to Princess Badiya, if so, how and who choose the name?
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