I Am In Love With a Muslim, But Will Not Become One
One year ago I met a man who I thought I would never get involved with, not because of his religion but because he’s my coworker :P. This past year has been full of happiness because of this “haram relationship”. Haram, for those who don’t know, basically means sinful, and it is sinful not only because it is out of wedlock, but also because I am not a Muslim. I was born into the Christian faith but now would call myself an agnostic who celebrates Christmas and Easter for traditional purposes only.
I accept him and his beliefs, and, so far, he accepts me too. The only thing that troubles me is his family and our future. His family has no idea about us because they are back in his country. He is fairly religious, with me being the only exception to his lifestyle.
I have heard the horror stories of non muslim women being in relationships with muslim men for it only to end up in a break up, divorce, or broken hearts. I do not want this to happen, but I do not want to lie about who I am and convert, I am not muslim and I will never be muslim. And I do understand the reality of being rejected by his family for being different, I don’t accept it, but I understand it.
We have promised each other that no matter what, we wont let religious differences break us apart, and that is a promise I intend to keep.