Halal dating: Changing relationship attitudes and experiences among young British Muslims

Ali, Nafhesa, Phillips, Richard ORCID: 0000-0003-4630-4555, Chambers, Claire, Narkowicz, Kasia ORCID: 0000-0003-3733-922X, Hopkins, Peter and Pande, Raksha (2019) Halal dating: Changing relationship attitudes and experiences among young British Muslims. Sexualities. ISSN 1363-4607

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Abstract

Young Muslims in the UK are making space to gain greater control over their personal lives through the diction of ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ when reflecting on and negotiating personal relationships. This article explores the significance of ‘halal dating’ within the lived experiences and sexual relationships of young British Muslims. It draws upon 56 in-depth interviews conducted with young (16–30 years) British Muslims of Pakistani heritage. This research shows that, contrary to popular stereotype and widespread expectations, many young British Muslims do date, or have dated. By entertaining the idea that certain forms of dating may be halal, these young Muslims are finding and claiming agency to make relationship choices of their own.

Item Type: Article
Article Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Dating; halal; Muslim; relationships; sexuality
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human geography. Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
Divisions: Schools and Research Institutes > School of Natural & Social Sciences
Depositing User: Kasia Narkowicz
Date Deposited: 29 May 2019 15:43
Last Modified: 02 Oct 2019 11:20
URI: http://eprints.glos.ac.uk/id/eprint/6863

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