im arab, parents dont let me marry asian?

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Hi, im half iraqi and half lebanese/syrian. I started uni and i met this asian girl who is 3/4 pakistani and 1/4 white. Weird combo but i really like her and we want to get married but my parents are strongly against it due to the culture clash. Im trying to convince them but its not working. What shoukd i do?
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OP i hope you dont mean you started uni this year
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Many of us arabs tend to look down on people of different cultures I'm not sure why. Consider your parents reasoning see how they try and 'justify' their point. I'm assuming your Muslim, in this case I believe you're allowed to ignore your parents if they're blatantly against you marrying her for just being Pakistani.
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Asian parents generally dislike inter-racial marriages but I don't see anything wrong with it. At the end of the day, you both and your children will speak English. Stand up to your parents even if it means moving out.
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Assuming your both Muslims:

- Explain to them that by preventing you from marrying a Muslim girl, who is from a different culture, is not going to benefit either party; nor them nor you. In fact, it will only be opening the doors to fitnah/haram acts.

- Explain to them that you will both be raising your children in line with the principles of Islam and not your cultures.

- Explain to them that you two i.e. yourself and the girl you like will not experience 'culture clash' in regards to one another as you are both British.

-Try to speak to a familiar Imaam from your local mosque (preferably someone your father knows of) and explain to them your predicament. Ask them to then talk to your parents to help them understand and agree.
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