Playfully titled ‘All the Single Muslims’ (you have Beyonce in your head now, don’t you), the first of three instalments about life for Birmingham-based Muslims is all about the perils of dating.
For some young Muslims, the cultural sensitivities around pre-marital relationships and alcohol makes it tricky to throw yourself out there.
Then there’s finding the right match for you – is your faith a fundamental religion, or more a cultural concern?
“You’re not allowed to have a boyfriend,” explains 24 year-old Bella. “We can’t really go to bars and meet people, or clubs or anything like that. If they’re going to meet up they have a chaperone with them as well.
“There really shouldn’t be [any physical contact]. Not too much, anyway.”
As some choose to decline arranged marriages, there are other ways to meet other eligible bachelors – including specialist dating services.
“This is the problem,” says 30 year-old Nayera, who’s on the lookout for a husband at a dating event.
“You’ve got these two cultures, and trying to find the common ground between them can be a discussion you need to have, I think.”
Will a match-making event for Muslims help her find someone she connects with on a personal and faith-based level?
Channel 4’s film is warm and funny, but still gets across the awkward dilemma that many young Muslim Brits will find themselves in today.
Channel 4, 10pm