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    Hey guys,
    I've recently been considering settling down, and was wondering about this particular issue, just wanted other people's thoughts on it.

    Basically wanted to know whether you guys think it's best to marry within your culture or outside of it, and why?

    Personally I'm torn between the two. I have an Asian background with very cultural parents who brought us up with a mish mash of culture and religion. I don't want that for my kids, so wonder if its best I marry a non-asian. However, my family is also very important for me and I feel if I were to marry an Asian they would be able to better integrate with the family, would be interesting to hear your thoughts...
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    I'm not Muslim, but have friends in pretty much the exact situation as you...

    In some cases, it will be so much easier to marry someone inside your culture for the benefit of your family, so that your parents can easily accept him. I don't think marrying someone outside your culture will change how you raise your children as that would be you and your husbands choice. The main question is, being your Muslim, I am fairly sure you must marry another Muslim guy, or else you are going against your religion. I guess this depends on how strict you were brought up and how strict your parents are.

    I do however like the idea of having interracial marriage as it makes you a more open person, where you can share thoughts and beliefs with one another.

    At the end of the day, you cant chose who you fall in love with...
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    If you are religious at all, it would be a good idea to go with someone who's a muslim themselves cz it would make many things a lot easier. Culturally or otherwise I'd say to go for who ever makes your heart beat wildly

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