This question is asked by many Egyptians who are keeping relationships secret due to the fear of public backlash.Religion is a very touchy subject in Egypt and often interfaith marriages can prove to be problematic. Why is it a taboo to marry a person from a different religion?But I have seen this be a source of tension in marriages where the husband not only visits the crazy relative but insists that his wife does too. DH jokes that some people in Egypt beat their children for breakfast. But I do think the manor of discipline is different between Americans and Egyptians.Can love and romance overcome societal disapproval of interfaith marriages?Community Q&A Men of Arab heritage (Algeria, Bahrain, Comoros, Djibouti, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen) are naturally reserved and yet social at the same time.The transplants and first generations here in America who have learned these behaviours from their forebears carry on the duplicitous nature.
This land was worked by the fellahin, who wielded two to three crops each season, usually keeping one-fourth to one-half of the harvest for themselves.
Coptic Christians in Egypt are known to often be very religious, holding tightly to their faith.
Converting to another religion can result in violence inflicted on the man by his family and also to his family by others within the community."Neither of us can convert and having a civil marriage abroad or in Egypt would not work either because we'd both lose our families and we won't be able to live in Egypt freely," she explained.
Traditionally, extended families lived together, however, with the new situation in Cairo - as houses were abandoned in favor of apartments - the traditional family has given way to the nuclear family.
Apartments usually have one large room in the front - the living room, where the family entertains guests.