He was born there too, but when he was 3, they all moved to the US.
Growing up, when it came to dating, relationships and girls, Shaikh would experience one thing at home, another outside.
Islam is easily the second-largest religion in the world.
Well over one billion people practice some form of the faith, and a majority of the faithful put religion at the heart of how they live their lives.
Her mother was more worried that the photos did not reflect well on the family.
The fact that Iqbal had been sneaking around seemed to come second.
Her mother asked, “Why would you post pictures up of you and him, especially kissing and knowing that the family will find out and see?
” Iqbal was ashamed that she kept her 3-month old relationship a secret.
All Muslims belong to a community of believers called the ummah.
At home, "there was no such thing as the words dating or relationships.
It was just something that was non-existent," he recalls. "You see your friends, they go out on movie dates and they go to the mall and they hold hands," he says. And this creates a dilemma for young Muslims in search of love.
This community is—theoretically—united in certain beliefs and practices.
For example, all Muslims believe there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad acted as Allah’s messenger, and that the Koran is Allah’s recitation.