For the most part, the woman’s place is the home. The Taliban, in particular, when it controlled Afghanistan, forced women out of their jobs, out of their schools, and back into their homes, which they could not leave without a male relative. In most Muslim nations, women are not required to stay home – but it is often the reality.
The head-covering and accompanying veil that some Muslim women wear are known as abaya, or hijab. In the West it is an item of controversy and if you befriend a Muslim woman in your city, you would be wise to make her feel comfortable with whatever decision she makes about traditions.
The typical homebound status of Muslim women – as well as their disposition as secondary to men – can make them hungry for relationship. Because Muslims honour purity, it is best if men befriend men and women befriend women, particularly when meeting in a home or alone.
Remember too that the goal is to bring Jesus into your relationship – not Westernism, materialism, postmodernism, feminism, capitalism or any other -ism.