Muslims and catholics dating
You can be open to the other faith and appreciative of its values and traditions, but you cannot be both.
Disparity of cult can further aggravate these difficulties.
However, Mrs Al-Yousuf thinks this is why so many inter-faith couples are drawn together. But as couples from different faiths fall in love, what are the challenges they face?
"There are quite a lot of Catholic-Muslim couples, and Catholics from quite a strong Catholic background meeting a Muslim from a strong Muslim background. According to figures from the 2001 census, more than 4% of married Muslims are in an inter-faith marriage in England and Wales.
Edward Mc Ilmail, LC A: Ideally the purpose of dating is to see whether there are grounds for a possible marriage.
Relationships should ideally be pursued so long as there are signs of a reasonable potential for a good marriage. In practice, life and relationships can be very complex.