Asalam Alaikum, Originally my family is from Pakistan but we have been living in US for a quite a while now. I went to college here in the US. I graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics. But I currently work in the IT/Telecommunication industry. Religion holds an important place in my life and I do not take the Ahkam of Allah and His prophet Salalhu Alhe wasalam lightly. I like to take religion as it was understood by the Sahaba RA which means no cultural jargon. I feel strongly against the innovation (Bid'ah) in the matters of religion and I would like to marry someone who has similar views. Even though I am a Pakistani by ethnicity, I feel closer to the Muslim identity than the ethnic or cultural identity. I am not particular about the race or ethnicity of my future spouse, as long as they are serious about religion and active in Islamic activities provided by the masjid or Musims, about which I am very serious. I am currently not considering anyone who needs a visa to stay in the country.
My long term goals
I currently work in the telecommunication industry but I would like to start my own business as I feel it pays better for the efforts one puts in work. I also feel that it would be a way to go as it frees up the time and enables an entrepreneur to do other things and have to worry about working all the time.
Things I'm good at and enjoy
I love to spend time at the masjid and attend lectures whenever I can and try my best to learn about religion. I really like studying the Seerah and I --not trying to sound pious-- feel the life of Rasool Allah SAW is very inspiring. I like to cook sometimes. I worked myself through college at a restaurant and picked up some good skills and love for food along the way.
The first thing people notice about me
I don't think people find anything different about me. Maybe my name and beard gives away that I am Muslim. I joke around with people I am comfortable with. I usually don't joke around with someone I am meeting for the first time. So I don't think there is something different about me for someone who is meeting me for the first time.
My family background and values
I was born in Pakistan. My father was an Engineer in Pakistan before we moved to US. My mother was a homemaker. My brother is self-employed and my sister is an engineer. Even though I am a Pakistani by ethnicity, I feel closer to the Muslim identity than the ethnic or cultural identity. I am not particular about the race or ethnicity of my future spouse, as long as they are serious about religion and active in Islamic activities provided by the masjid or Musims, about which I am very serious.
What I love most about Islam
Tauheed (Pure Monotheism) and then the Seerah (life) of the greatest man who ever lived, Muhammad SAW.
Things I'm looking for in a partner
As I have mentioned I am not very particular about the race or ethnicity of my spouse, whether they are born in a Muslim family or reverted to Islam as long as they are serious about religion. The religion aspect is non-negotiable. Looking for someone who does not skip Salah and fulfill the other obligations like fasting in ramadan and giving zakat. I also think that praying tarawee'h is very important Sunnah and would expect my wife to join me in tarawee'h at the masjid during Ramadan. I also want someone gives sadaqa regularly as it shows that someone is not in love with the money. I came from humble means and like to stay humble and conservative in spending money. I am not looking for someone who wants to be provided extravagantly for. I am middle class and that's how the life is going to be in the near future or even in the long term future. I hate extravagance and my future spouse should know that about me and should be OK with that. There are no fake promises or lies from my side. I would expect honesty from the other side as well.
You should message me if
You take Islam not just as a religion but as a way of life. You're thinking about settling down and starting a family. I am open to a wife having a job or a career within the bounds on religion. I am open to my future wife pursuing education if she wants to. I am looking for a partner in life and not someone who needs constant attention and pampering. I am open-minded and flexible and would prefer someone who is not shy about thinking outside the box in pretty much every faucet of life. I would prefer someone who has some college education, i.e. Bachelors (or higher) and or pursuing some college education.