Dating for muslim
In an endearing scene between Ramy and his sister, he explains to her that she doesn’t need to listen to everything that their parents say.
“I don’t understand how you still don’t get it,” he says. Like, they have all this stuff that worries them, and they think, if they say it out loud, then it won’t happen, but that’s it.
Youssef plays the title character, Ramy, who is unclear about what type of Muslim he is or ought to be. “You’re Muslim, I thought, in the way that I am Jewish,” a woman, whom Ramy sleeps with, says in one episode. Put off less by his beliefs than by his deceit, she walks away.
She discovers that Ramy doesn’t drink, though he’d told her earlier that night that he’d reached his limit. We later learn that Ramy has dated a string of non-Muslim women who have been attracted to the idea of his being culturally different but who think it’s crazy that he believes in God—“like God God, not yoga,” as he tells it.
A marriage in Islam must be between opposite-sex partners who are not too closely related to each other.
He keeps asking his cousin to take him to mosques; instead, the cousin takes him to a party that is no different from the ones Ramy tired of in New York. She then invites him into her car, climbs on top of him, and asks if he has a condom.At the end of the evening, she playfully asks why she’s not getting a good-night kiss. The women feel overlooked by Muslim men as potential sexual partners outside of marriage, and, when not overlooked, they are often judged for being too promiscuous.