Dating a nation of islam man
This very expensive, very long and very uncritical film is the kind of reverential tribute that Hollywood used to reserve for statesmen, war heroes and nuns.
The young champ's big smiles and funny rhymes ("You want to lose your money, bet on Sonny") are as entertaining as ever, but there is a darker side to him that is anything but pretty.
At home, "there was no such thing as the words dating or relationships.
It was just something that was non-existent," he recalls. "You see your friends, they go out on movie dates and they go to the mall and they hold hands," he says. And this creates a dilemma for young Muslims in search of love.
I have been told that Muslim women are not allowed to marry non-Muslim men but Muslim men are permitted to marry non-Muslim women. Marriage is one of the most powerful means for the spread of Islam. The Qur’an used it to break up the well-established system of slavery in pre-Islamic Arabia and then in the rest of the Islamic commonwealth.
Kaukab Siddique: Islam teaches that marriage is half the faith.
Growing up, when it came to dating, relationships and girls, Shaikh would experience one thing at home, another outside.In a nutshell, Shaikh says, he felt like they were having fun and he wasn't. Ghazala Irshad, who also grew up in a Muslim family in Illinois, says she knows young Muslims who growing up, were told to "lower [their] gaze" when they came across the opposite sex. We don’t know how to talk to the opposite sex, how do we go about this?"[But] by the time it comes to the age of trying to get married, then our parents are like, well, why aren’t you getting married, we want grandchildren ... We’re not allowed to date, we’ve been separated, we haven’t developed friendships," she says.Four decades later, that jubilant kid - who soon remade himself as Muhammad Ali - is a quiet, seemingly gentle figure hobbled by Parkinson's disease and those afflictions common to old boxers who have taken one punch too many.But so potent is the legend of the "Louisville Lip" that his career is now the subject of Hollywood's biggest "biopic" in years, Ali, which stars charismatic Will Smith as - to quote the published screenplay - "the warrior saint in the revolt of the black athlete".