After posting the article, “Abu Ibrahim’s Statistical Data & Perceptions Of Marriages Between Saudis And Non-Saudis” on a Yahoogroup, I think I may have rubbed someone the wrong way. While the person understood my interest in the subject of Non-Saudi/Saudi marriages, they wanted to know how it benefited anyone and what good it was in the end. They also thought that I could have spent my time better on something else.
I’m a sensitive person but I didn’t get offended as usual alhamdulillah. This is how I replied to the person…
It [the posting above] is for whoever can derive any benefit from it. As long as my intention behind it is feesabillah (for the sake of Allah) and with ikhlas (sincerity), its worth MY time. I think any non-Saudi considering marrying a Saudi deserves to know this kind of information as well as other information I compile on my blog. This post is just one part of it. Does the Saudi government take the time to educate these people about the good and bad aspects of this type of marriage? I have found little evidence of it. If they raised as much awareness about it as me or American Bedu, I think non-Saudis would make more informed decisions on whether to marry a Saudi or not.
I felt the need to defend my cause, my platform that I’m so passionate about. The first cause being Islam, which Future Husbands and Wives of Saudis must always take a back seat for. However I maintain this blog with Islam always in the forefront of my mind.
I try to seek the middle ground and have a moderate approach, balancing between the good and bad. Those wanting to marry non-Saudis should be forewarned of the bad things that can and do happen in marriages to Saudis. On the other hand, there are good things that happen and successful marriages!
The other reason I do this is because I care.
I’d like to know what you think about this blog. Do you think its beneficial? Or do you think its a waste of time?