Love and honor in the Arab Islamic Cultures.
الحب والشرف عند العرب والمسلمين
Arab American Encyclopedia-Hasan Yahya
Q. “Why love between a boy and girl is prohibited and banned as shameful action in the Arab and Muslim countries?”
A. “For simple reason, honor is highly favorable, and a boy-girl connection through love means or leads to sexual intercourse, the imagined result is pregnancy, and that is shame outside the wedlock in Arab and Islamic culture.” Therefore, women have no well to decide for themselves without family consent, any behavior against this rule is considered violation, and deviation which leads to punishment. This behavior, however, is become open through social change and opportunities for education, where men and women meet I classrooms. www.hasanyahya.com