Dating and engagement customs in egypt
When the women, especially, interact too personally with men in public, it hurts and damages family honor, which is highly favored and carefully maintained in Arab countries.
Women and men are viewed with much respect, and when that respect is broken, it hurts not only the person but the whole family is looked down upon.
But, in either case, it is more dishonoring to that single person, and not so much to the family.
Singles are more personally responsible for their actions, and not wholly for their entire immediate and extended family.
This is in addition to all of the usual background questions about his family, upbringing, education, and so forth. For some Muslim men, considering there is a huge percentage of Arabs who are Muslim, it is hard for the men to accept the cultural “non-interaction” with women.Imran Ahmad, a Muslim man states in an article, April 20, 2007, “When it comes to girls, I yearn to be James Bond.” He thinks that since there is more than one view and definition of Westerners and their culture and actions, then there should be more than one way to be a good Muslim.Marriage is also seen as a means of reinforcing social relationships.You will notice that marriage relationships in traditional Egypt, is dictated by religion.
To ancient and modern Egyptians, marriage is a sacred event in the life of the individual and the event is recorded as a civil and legal relationship.