Speed-Dating, Muslim Style

February 11, 2011

Author: Adam B. Ellick

Source: The New York Times


Muhammad Baig knows exactly what he wants in a son-in-law, but he is also willing to compromise.


Mr. Right would be Pakistani, though someone from India might do. Mr. Baig prefers a doctor or lawyer, yet will accept other professions. He brags about his ability to discern a United States citizen over an immigrant whose status is more precarious by the confidence in his walk. And how can Mr. Baig tell if a candidate comes from a good family — if he prays daily, does not drink, and would not marry outside Islam? Just look at how he dresses.