Cuz no one comments anymore. Waaah. Did I lose readers??
Anyway.. some food for thought..
Someone called me last night saying that they wanted to introduce me to a brother in California. I guess he is a Latino convert (already one thing in common) and also a single father (woah - i'm a single mom!). He is a few years older than me. And that is all I really know.
It has been awhile since anyone has expressed interest in me or at least tried to 'hook me up'. I used to consider myself 'open minded' but this dry spell in the marriage possibilities department has led me to contemplate this supposed attribute of mine.
Am I open minded or just have low standards?
For example, there was one guy "Ibrahim" I was talking to and even developed feelings for who was Muslim born, University Educated. But he did not have an actual career, had a very liberal and carefree attitude towards Islam and life in general, and smoked (which for me is a major no-no).
I used to say as long as the guy prayed and didn't smoke, everything else is negotiable.
But even my 'strict' two-rule philosophy was bendable. I guess loneliness can change a girl...
Alas it didn't work out. He kinda lost interest in me. Which was hard because he had already asked his family to look for jewelry for me and was so nice to my son. But it was the qadr of Allah and now I look back and thank Him for removing Ibrahim from my life. Cool guy, but not the one.
So with Mexi-Muslim... I wonder if I should make a list of unbreakable standards that if not met, I refuse to relax.
#1 - Must pray 5 x per day, every day.
#2 - Attends Jumuah prayer every week and not just during Ramadan.
#3 - Education. Must have some form of higher learning under his belt. High-school drop outs need not apply.
#4 - NO CRIMINAL BACKGROUND OF ANY KIND. Yes people change, but I tend to attract the ones who generally do not.
#5 - Must have a stable job and income. Some sort of job that pays semi-well (I really don't care if you're not a millionaire). I'm all for marrying for the sake of Allah, but dude, don't look for a wife if you can't afford one.
#6 - Must like kids. Hi, I have one.
#7 - Does not refer to all non-Muslims as kaffirs and infidels.
#8 - No girl friends. As in friends that are girls. If I find someone who is like "Oh, I have friends that are girls but it's all halal". I'm not buying it. I've seen many myspace profiles of thse fierce Muslim with blond, tan girls in halters and bikinis on their top 10 list. And no, I don't believe you when you say it is for Dawah. Hi, I'm Jilbabble. The J stands for Jealous. I can be that. Don't push me, yo.
Anything else I am missing??