A single arab women from the United States says she has been wanting to get a tattoo of the crescent moon and star,
then found out it is against Islam to get a tattoo. But what if the tattoo is religious, is it permissible for a Arab girls
to sell such related products? The answers to these queries, are no and it is makrooh, meaning yes,
but it is frowned upon. Increasingly, arab singles
are finding answers to their religious questions online. For inquiries that might not be directly answered by the Quran,
middle eastern singles turn to websites for advice, much like Catholics would turn to a priest. Over the past 10 years,
dozens of arab dating sites have emerged. Islamists were the earliest adopters of the Internet, even in 1997 in Kuwait, I
found middle eastern ladies using the Internet to teach people about Islam and to reach out to fellow Muslims with
knowledge and advice. The middle eastern dating began popping up in the late 1990s. And for many, the anonymity of the web
makes it easier to ask date online than at the local mosque. There are so many issues coming up, as single arab ladies
living in the West, that they may not want to ask their parents or local imam. They feel more comfortable dating online.
Some middle eastern women are uncomfortable with sites posting answers to very private questions, particularly those that
are about love in nature.