Muslims Try to Balance Traditions, U.S. Culture on Path to Marriage

A recent article in the Washington Post discusses the balancing and adjusting of marital issues among Muslim communities in the United States. For example, the imam of the All Dulles Area Muslim Society (ADAMS) in Sterling, Virginia made premarital counseling a requirement for people who marry at the mosque. In addition, his wife recently launched a singles program with an emphasis on honoring modesty and discussing stories, problems, and lists of important characteristics for a Muslim wife or husband in the US. Opening up dialogue about inter-faith marriage, and women marring outside the faith, are stirring debate, as there is often a surplus of single Muslim women, as Islam permits men to marry outside the faith, but not women.