Sunday, May 11, 2008

Love, Islam and Culture examined in article

Today's New York Times has this article about the effects of dominant culture on the development of romantic relationships in Saudi Arabia.

The article looks at the role of religion in developing cultural attitudes in young adults.

"Nader and Enad pray five times a day, often stopping whatever they are doing to traipse off with their cousins to the nearest mosque.

Prayer is mandatory in the kingdom, and the religious police force all shops to shut during prayer times. But it is also casual, as routine for Nader and Enad as taking a coffee break," the author writes.

The article also has multimedia features including video and a slide show.

They interview two young men about love and romance. I wonder what the young women think?

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