Here is a story about a single woman who is struggling to find a husband for her Muslim friends.
I am talking about Faisal, a 23-year-old woman who has been married for seven years.
“I am a single person and married to a Muslim man,” Faisam said.
“We have a good life and are happy with our lives.”
Faisams mother, Naseem, is also a Muslim.
“It’s a lot of work for her,” Faysal said.
But the pressure is still there, with Faisals job as a school teacher still difficult.
“They tell me to go to a job where I can earn more money,” she said.
Faisers mother Naseer, with her daughter, Faiselah, holds a photo of her daughter Faisa, who is currently single and looking for a husband.
Source: The Irish Press/Alamy Faislam said she has a husband of her own, but the couple are currently not in a relationship.
“Faisal is not a single mother and has no children,” she added.
“She has her job, she is an administrator and she has her own house.
But when she is out with friends, her friends will ask her for a hand job.”
Faysa has been single since the age of 16 and is living with her parents in Kerman, in central Pakistan.
“People say we are a single family but we are not,” she explained.
“My parents are still single and I can’t get married.”
Fares family and Faisas family are separated and living in a small room in a rooming house.
“The first thing I did when I met her was say yes, but I have to wait for her to be ready,” Fares said.
In her search for a man, Faysl said she met the man who will marry her, only to realise that his name was Mohammad.
“He is a good-looking guy but he is not Muslim,” Faylas father told her.
“In fact, he is a terrorist.
He is a Taliban member.”
Fayas parents told her that they were prepared to marry her.
But they are now worried that the marriage will cause problems for their family and community.
Faysal told The Irish Post that she was in a constant state of fear and uncertainty.
“We have all kinds of anxieties,” she continued.
“One of the worries is that I don’t know if I am able to marry my husband.
Another worry is that my family is going to get involved with the Taliban.”
Fesar said she had a family and friends to go home to.
“If we don’t get together, it is a risk for our family,” she warned.
Faysar said it was important for her family to find someone who would not be a threat to their community.
“When I first met him, he was nice, but then I realised he was a Taliban terrorist and he had no family,” Fesa said.
The couple will be travelling to Afghanistan soon and hope to meet their first partner.
“This is the biggest challenge,” Feshar said.