Love, American Muslim StylePosted: February 28, 2012
We love the photo of local star couple Jittaun Jones and her husband Farid Alhadi that heads the San Jose Mercury News article on ‘Love, InshAllah’! Jones is an African-American woman married to an Indonesian man, something that strikes Nura and me as absolutely normal. Here in our home state of California, the two of us – and many of our friends – are in successful interracial partnerships.
But, traveling around the country for our 5-city book tour, we began to wonder if we’re in a big, beautiful bubble. Many of the women and men we spoke to at our readings said they couldn’t imagine bringing someone of another race or sect home to meet the family as a marital prospect.
Readers, weigh in – are there socioeconomic, racial, ethnic, sectarian or other considerations at play in your search for a lifetime partnership?