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  • #16
    Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

    Originally posted by Muslim-Guy View Post
    You can say that, i.e thoughts about wedding, small or big one, hows her day is going, Deen questions... It's literally few word answers, such as Yes small wedding, day is okay, deen as in I pray and read Quran, was expecting more, but maybe.

    I had asked her if she had any interests from other guys she said a little but conversations weren't flowing, I can see that conversations are not flowing here, so might just call it off, I have asked her/well told her how I feel it's one sided, see what she responds with and just end it.
    You talking to her privately or does yours and her family know?

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    • #17
      Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

      Originally posted by ninety1daisies View Post
      don't push good potentials away because you fear your parents won't approve. you're the one who will be married to her and making a life together. as long as attraction is there and she is a good muslimah with good character, it's a blessing from Allah, iA when your parents see you happy, they will come around at some point.
      Nope my parents aren't like that, seeing things at the end no, they want someone face value that shows good character and what not. Don't feel comfortable with the opposite gender. I am only asking questions that I want to hear, might just end it tomorrow as she seems too busy to say few words or ask any questions.

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      • #18
        Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

        Originally posted by sajid View Post
        You talking to her privately or does yours and her family know?
        My sister knows and I told her give me couple days to see if it's all okay and if so I will tell my parents and ask the girl to tell her parents and set up a meeting.

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        • #19
          Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

          Originally posted by Muslim-Guy View Post
          You can say that, i.e thoughts about wedding, small or big one, hows her day is going, Deen questions... It's literally few word answers, such as Yes small wedding, day is okay, deen as in I pray and read Quran, was expecting more, but maybe.

          I had asked her if she had any interests from other guys she said a little but conversations weren't flowing, I can see that conversations are not flowing here, so might just call it off, I have asked her/well told her how I feel it's one sided, see what she responds with and just end it.
          I think you did the right thing.
          Indeed we belong to Allah,
          and indeed to Him we will return.


          Quran 2:156

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          • #20
            Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

            Hair is nakedness for a woman.

            Just because we have been desensitized to this due to immoral women uncovering their hair at large nowadays doesn't negate this reality.

            A woman with her hair uncovered is partially naked.

            Are you fine with your wife being partially naked in front of other men?
            You think you know more than my scholar's qiyās? He was more learned than you and all other scholars combined. Yeah, the devil was the greatest scholar too and look where his qiyās of fire being better than tīn got him. Sorry.

            You follow your scholar's qiyās, and I will follow the Qur'ān and Sunnah.

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            • #21
              Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

              Originally posted by Muslim-Guy View Post
              My sister knows and I told her give me couple days to see if it's all okay and if so I will tell my parents and ask the girl to tell her parents and set up a meeting.
              hmm..ok..apart from that talking to her issue which is another discussion altogether

              If you not feeling it despite the effort you are putting in...walk away and don't waste any further time..no point in putting your full effort in if people are not willing to engage back or close /shut you off..

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              • #22
                Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                Originally posted by Muslim-Guy View Post
                Nope my parents aren't like that, seeing things at the end no, they want someone face value that shows good character and what not. Don't feel comfortable with the opposite gender. I am only asking questions that I want to hear, might just end it tomorrow as she seems too busy to say few words or ask any questions.
                I was speaking about potentials that you think are good generally and then you 'lose interest' because of your parents not about this one in particular cause she seems a little unsure about what she wants Allahu Alam.

                I dunno I just feel if a girl has good character and she is kind to her in-laws even if they are a bit distant from the beginning, I just feel that most in-laws are won over.
                Indeed we belong to Allah,
                and indeed to Him we will return.


                Quran 2:156

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                • #23
                  Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                  Originally posted by Muslim-Guy View Post
                  I understand however I am nearly 30 and parents have only been looking for me in the last couple or so years, they have spent 5/6 looking for my brother on and off since he finished Uni. I know marriage is difficult, I didn't say it was and it's probably one of these reasons I don't feel compelled to find someone maybe it's a phase but I just don't feel any clicks with this one or any one else.

                  I don't know what people say when they JUST KNOW. I know the partner is to help you when you are on your lowest point, when you are sick and stuff, I have always done things by my self don't rely on anyone only but Allah that is all. I don't like to ask for help, like to do things by my self.

                  For example today, went food shopping with mum, had a lot of food, asked my brother to help and he said he was busy eating, asked sister to help, she said im studying, so I just did it by my self. When I had laid out the stuff from the bag, towards the end, sister asked if she can help, I said no, I can do it my self, I asked your help at the beginning and you said no so just leave me to it.

                  I do things on my own intiative don't rely on anyone. I.e doing house chores, hoovering, cleaning, cleaning kitchen. I do it my self because parents are in old age, brother is too busy talking to his wife, sister is busy with studies, that leaves me to help out around the house.

                  Maybe I am waffling who knows.
                  Of course, independence, especially as a man, is highly respectable, especially where we live at an age where everyone gets waited on hand and foot and may Allah ta'ala give you great reward for taking care of your parents. But the beauty of marriage is dependence upon each other for certain things, it makes you grow closer and bond further because you realize you need one another. This isn't a sign of weakness, rather a sign of humbleness. Perhaps you have trouble trusting others?

                  Try to ask your parents for help and keep trying to seek a wife. There is no age limit to getting married by the way, and thirty is plenty young alhamdulillah. May Allah ta'ala preserve your health and your family's. Keep making du'aa too, but be consistent and do your fardhs. And don't be too picky, even if you may not have the "chemistry", over time you can develop it in sha'a Allah and no one is perfect. The most important thing is that they cover a couple of very important criteria for you.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                    Originally posted by ninety1daisies View Post
                    I was speaking about potentials that you think are good generally and then you 'lose interest' because of your parents not about this one in particular cause she seems a little unsure about what she wants Allahu Alam.

                    I dunno I just feel if a girl has good character and she is kind to her in-laws even if they are a bit distant from the beginning, I just feel that most in-laws are won over.
                    Not because of parents just don't feel anything inside of me, no excitement, no energy, too much time consuming I think. I will call it off tomorrow and end it there and also I have cancelled my subscription anyways for that site so will end in couple weeks.

                    Don't feel content in my heart about her or with any previous ones, so don't know how I will feel with anyone else in the future. I feel I have wasted years not looking properly but then again it will only happen when it's willed, so nothing else I can do.

                    Just need to focus on other things and forget about marriage, if parents really want to see me find someone, get married they will tell me and talk to me about it but for now zilch.

                    Parents don't know about this one I am talking to because I need to have an incline and nothing so far, seems like I am talking to a brick wall

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                    • #25
                      Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                      Originally posted by Muslim-Guy View Post
                      Not because of parents just don't feel anything inside of me, no excitement, no energy, too much time consuming I think. I will call it off tomorrow and end it there and also I have cancelled my subscription anyways for that site so will end in couple weeks.

                      Don't feel content in my heart about her or with any previous ones, so don't know how I will feel with anyone else in the future. I feel I have wasted years not looking properly but then again it will only happen when it's willed, so nothing else I can do.

                      Just need to focus on other things and forget about marriage, if parents really want to see me find someone, get married they will tell me and talk to me about it but for now zilch.

                      Parents don't know about this one I am talking to because I need to have an incline and nothing so far, seems like I am talking to a brick wall
                      inshaaAllah you will find someone who will be in the coolness of your eyes.
                      Indeed we belong to Allah,
                      and indeed to Him we will return.


                      Quran 2:156

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                      • #26
                        Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                        Originally posted by Sarah5 View Post
                        Of course, independence, especially as a man, is highly respectable, especially where we live at an age where everyone gets waited on hand and foot and may Allah ta'ala give you great reward for taking care of your parents. But the beauty of marriage is dependence upon each other for certain things, it makes you grow closer and bond further because you realize you need one another. This isn't a sign of weakness, rather a sign of humbleness. Perhaps you have trouble trusting others?

                        Try to ask your parents for help and keep trying to seek a wife. There is no age limit to getting married by the way, and thirty is plenty young alhamdulillah. May Allah ta'ala preserve your health and your family's. Keep making du'aa too, but be consistent and do your fardhs. And don't be too picky, even if you may not have the "chemistry", over time you can develop it in sha'a Allah and no one is perfect. The most important thing is that they cover a couple of very important criteria for you.
                        That is true and I see where you are coming from, I have always listend to my parents because I have hurt them in the past before, have made them cry because of my stupid actions, I always listen to them even though I may be right but they are my parents. I never argue back or say anything bad. I am a quite person actually in person but I talk a little to understand and know the person after that I am quite as mouse.

                        I do have trouble trusting others, I had friends in school I relied on to help me and never were there, since then, I dropped my friends and everyone that I met were just there as colleagues and that is all, same with potentials, just don't feel I can trust anyone, I only trust my self, do things independent of others.

                        There may not be an age limit to others but in my family there is such as uncles and aunts always ask me same question and tell them I am looking. 30 is not pletny young, I could die at any time and everyone says marriage is half your deen, I have signed up to improve my deen and to focus on that, marriage doesn't seem to be a blockage for me but is for my parents. My career isn't where my dad wants it to be. I have a lot of problems that I need to get over.

                        Unsure about the chemistry, what if there is no to little chemistry at the beggining, how can you be sure that it will grow, shouldn't there be something attractive about the chemistry, like people say "Click" with that person?

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                        • #27
                          Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                          Originally posted by Muslim-Guy View Post
                          That is true and I see where you are coming from, I have always listend to my parents because I have hurt them in the past before, have made them cry because of my stupid actions, I always listen to them even though I may be right but they are my parents. I never argue back or say anything bad. I am a quite person actually in person but I talk a little to understand and know the person after that I am quite as mouse.

                          I do have trouble trusting others, I had friends in school I relied on to help me and never were there, since then, I dropped my friends and everyone that I met were just there as colleagues and that is all, same with potentials, just don't feel I can trust anyone, I only trust my self, do things independent of others.

                          There may not be an age limit to others but in my family there is such as uncles and aunts always ask me same question and tell them I am looking. 30 is not pletny young, I could die at any time and everyone says marriage is half your deen, I have signed up to improve my deen and to focus on that, marriage doesn't seem to be a blockage for me but is for my parents. My career isn't where my dad wants it to be. I have a lot of problems that I need to get over.

                          Unsure about the chemistry, what if there is no to little chemistry at the beggining, how can you be sure that it will grow, shouldn't there be something attractive about the chemistry, like people say "Click" with that person?
                          What matters now is that you're trying your best, you will just have to keep telling your parents you're still looking (which you are) and leave it at that.

                          And I sensed that you have trust issues due to the fact that you don't want to rely on anyone in fear that any dependence on anyone may put you in a vulnerable situation .. maybe even you feel a loss of control. Deep down inside though, I think you want some dependence but you do not want to admit it (I may be wrong so sorry if I am but that's what I feel is going on).

                          Also about the chemistry, you can seek whatever you wish in a wife, it's up to you. You have every right to seek what you want in a potential, but because the whole idea of chemistry is very tricky especially since we aren't allowed to date as Muslims, I was suggesting that you don't focus too much on that aspect only to make your search easier. Personally, I think if you like a persona's character and their level of faith, you can adapt towards one another (at least I speak for myself, but perhaps it's harder for others). Do you have a hard time getting along with other people? (not like getting along in terms of fighting but getting along in terms of feeling comfortable around others)

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                          • #28
                            Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                            Wa Alaykumussalam
                            Brother meet her in real life with her wali at least. Honestly face to face communication with her wali present will give you a much better idea of her in real life.. and vice versa. There could be many reasons as to why she's not communicating a lot via email/text.. it's not permissible, she's busy, doesn't get a lot of access, etc.
                            And with Him are the keys of the Ghayb (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in the land and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but He knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record”
                            [al-An’aam 6:59]

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                            • #29
                              Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                              If she's not wearing hijab akhi, you're going in for a gamble, not saying she won't change but a possibility is never certainty.

                              But I don't know your circumstances and the girl's fully so I can't really give any further advice.

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                              • #30
                                Re: Unsure about a potential, first one that seems interested in me in a while...

                                Originally posted by ninety1daisies View Post
                                inshaaAllah you will find someone who will be in the coolness of your eyes.
                                Ameen
                                And with Him are the keys of the Ghayb (all that is hidden), none knows them but He. And He knows whatever there is in the land and in the sea; not a leaf falls, but He knows it. There is not a grain in the darkness of the earth nor anything fresh or dry, but is written in a Clear Record”
                                [al-An’aam 6:59]

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