Saudi arabia dating customs

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Traditional fare includes spicy dishes made with pita bread, rice, lentils, grains, lamb and chicken. Alcohol consumption is forbidden in accordance with religious practices, and there is no nightlife to speak of.Islamic law dictates food choices and preparation just as it did 5,000 years ago. Dawn-to-dusk fasting marks Ramadan, the holiest season of the year.Arab men and women avoid situations where they would or could be alone.Even in Saudi Arabia, when a man and women are in a car alone together, they are pulled over and checked to see if they are married—or else they would be arrested.

The interaction between single Arabs, male and female, really depends on the situation.It is against the law to disregard fundamentalist dress codes from city to city, though the most stringent prohibitions are found in Mecca, Medinah and other holy sites.For tourists, modest dress is a requirement that, if ignored, can trigger a warning from the Mutawwain (religious police).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.He believes that some rules are distorted, and that he grew up with much “growing pains.” He states, “I didn’t believe what the preacher was telling me—I was so angry.

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