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Online dating for Muslims is geared for marriage minded users as a gap between tradition and modernity. Muslim dating is a term that has risen as the world has become more globalized and secular. While Muslim dating is considered a controversial topic, many Muslims are beginning to wonder whether the idea of dating is such a bad thing. Traditionally, the concept of dating while Muslim was frowned upon and was actually considered taboo; however, as Muslim immigrant communities have sprung up in Western countries, traditional views on dating have had to take a back seat and adapt to the ever changing world.

Online dating for Muslims is geared for marriage minded users as a gap between tradition and modernity. Muslim dating is a term that has risen as the world has become more globalized and secular. While Muslim dating is considered a controversial topic, many Muslims are beginning to wonder whether the idea of dating is such a bad thing. Traditionally, the concept of dating while Muslim was frowned upon and was actually considered taboo; however, as Muslim immigrant communities have sprung up in Western countries, traditional views on dating have had to take a back seat and adapt to the ever changing world.

Modern Muslim Dating

Forward thinking Muslims believe that Muslim dating is about getting to know each other without the physicality that is associated with dating. The main goal of Muslim dating is actually marriage which ties into religion. When it comes to dating under Islam, the Quran still determines every aspect of a relationship from the introduction to marriage. Traditionally, marriage was about two families coming together. The families would choose suitable mates, conduct and chaperone dates, and oversee the engagement and marriage ceremonies. 

In Islamic law, a marriage between a Muslim man and a Muslim woman (Nikkah) initiates a physical relationship used to gain God’s blessings. This long term commitment must first be made before the physical and emotional attachments associated with marriage and love can happen. As the world has progressed, some of these practices have come to be seen as outdated, especially by the younger generations who believe they should have a choice concerning the person they marry. Liberal Muslim scholars and some websites devoted to Muslim Matrimonials have come up with a concept that has tied in faith with dating known as Halal Muslim dating.

Halal Dating

Halal dating is becoming quite popular in countries such as the USA and the UK. What makes a date Halal is the following:

  • The date must occur in a public place
  • The date must not occur in seclusion (Khulwa) unless there is a chaperone (Mahram) present
  • Flirting and physical contact are forbidden.
  • The family is usually involved in the process in some way, for example, during the introduction process

Some conservative Muslims choose to refer to Muslim dating as Islamic courting so long as it conforms to the 5 basic principles of religion and marriage: mutual compatibility, attraction, spiritual understanding, social blessing and announcement and finally Islamic marriage.

Muslims and Online Dating

The rise of the internet and increased connectivity has made the world a global community. The ease with which the internet has provided chances for people to engage has spread to dating and nowadays online dating has become a part of everyday life. This fact has also spread to Muslims who are willing to try this method as a way to meet potential marriage partners. This has led to the rise of Muslim dating websites such as Muslima whose main goal is to help singles find likeminded partners with the goal of marriage. It is a low stress solution to the daunting challenges of finding a partner for marriage in countries where few share their faith and in communities where matchmaking is considered a family affair.

The pros of single Muslims engaging in online dating greatly outweigh the cons most of which are rooted in a misunderstanding of what online dating is. Muslim online dating opens up a whole new world of possibilities with the right path to finding a marriage partner.

Muslim online dating opens up a whole new world of possibilities with the right path to finding a marriage partner. Start now by joining Muslima.com!

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Shaykha
39 Key West, Florida, United States
Seeking: Male 33 - 45
I am ahlu sunnah wal jummuah and am a radical Islam counter terrorism expert, published author and poet, global mediator, foodie chef and have worked as a fugitive recovery agent, peacemaker donating all money to charitable efforts. After a decade of spousal abuse refused the freedom to write and publish notable books; I finally did it and I published 10 beautiful counter terrorism books expressing tenacity, kindness and faith in the face of all evils. Where We Go One We Go All is a series of beautiful poetry, radical islam counter terrorism, holistic medical cures, agricultural remedies, delicious recipes, short history lessons and daily dua. I have a traumatic brain injury and a brain tumor under my right eye bone that was broken by my abusive ex husband causing vision permanent vision problems requiring eye surgery. My ex husband divorced me by talaq over 6 times denied them and beat me and choked me into submission and forgetfulness that we were divorced in Islam then would mock me and call me the liar and would say I will never smell Jannah. We are divorced in Islam and separated for many years but he fled with our kids during our American divorce and my restraining order hearings. I might still be legally married but we are divorced completely by too many talaq for him to take me back. I finally left with a khula in 2015 after he again denied giving me too many talaq. I am bored with the majority of the male and female creation, hate gossip, backbiting, liars, slanderers, narcissistic personalities and time wasters. I am looking for an excellent Brazilian Jiu Jitsu partner and plan on having a home training dojo with pet birds. I shaved my head recently to remove brain cancer by using wet hijama on my entire head. My hair is in the process of growing back out. Curently I do not don the niqab and abayah after my life was threatened by armed gunmen, I will wear niqab and abaya again once I get married again when I am not undercover spying on criminals in a non Muslim country or working fugitive recovery. Ar Rashid By Shaykha Halimah bint David Give me the Quran with a proper and complete understanding. Make it a most valuable jewel within my breast, light upon light, reliever of every difficulty and harm. Beautiful immortal youth serve fruits of every kind on platter of gold. Have you yet taken refuge in the beautiful words of Allaah found in the Quran printed from trees found within deep woods, away from mainstream life, followed by streams on their courses and seen a rock fall down, jump or break open bringing forth a fresh spring of water from fear of Allaah, alone? Did you ever bathe in a perfume and dry yourself with a light, you did and still do everytime you remember Allaah sub wana ta ala words and recite them over yourself daily and even more so when you make wudu and pray 2 rakats asking Allaahs forgiveness. Have you spent an evening as I have done among moon lit gardens and rose vines laying down on the cold sweet grass gazing lovingly up throughout colorful bright space forgetful of all kinds of harm suffered lost in happy bliss at that very moment? My delight after my daily salat and from sujood al shukr is far brighter problems? They all are but the tunnels of moles, soon to be lost and forgotten threads in the lone spider web. By: Shaykha Halimah bint David I will not bring anyone into the USA for marital purposes and I do not intend to help anyone to become a naturalized American citizen. Read my books and explain to me how and why it is expected for an American Muslim to both GOP & Ahlu Sunnah Wal Jummuah, dont expect me to teach you via chat. 73 sects of Islam are in the hellfire, that may be you. Educate yourself. Whoever hurts my eyes to look at will not get a response. Message me after reading my books on Kindle and tell me how and why American Muslims must be Salafee & GOP, dont waste my time asking me to teach you via chat.
SOPHIA
32 Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
Seeking: Male 35 - 99
My name is Sophia I was born at Nigeria where my mother is from and my father too is from Ghana, I'm single with no kids and I have not married before and I have not take boyfriend before, I mean I'm a virgin, I'm 32 years old and I have live with my parents since all my life, I am fair in complexion I am a girl who loves comfort and coziness, it is important for me that everything is in order with my family therefore I will always take care of my man, I want to give him happiness and my father is a chief imam so he put me in the real Muslim rules and I have performed all the Muslim practices and he is a very straight above me so he doesn't want me to follow things about men but he wants a man who is serious looking for a woman for serious relationship and it will lead us to marriage and because of my Dad work we have establish now in Ghana and I was not understanding anything in Ghana so I'm now here to learn things in Ghana including their language and foods,and I was learning from my laptop and I find this website and I wanted to do and find my soulmate and am going to show him to my dad if i see that the man is serious about me as well so that we can move on to the next step. I'm honest, loving, caring, friendly and a simple girl. I love to make people smile all the time. I can say that I'm a good listener and willing to give advice to my friends. I'm cheerful and energetic in life, and I never give up and try to smile even If I feel sad. I like doing new things and broaden my outlook on life. I like soulful conversations and consider that communication is the first key to the human heart.
Hajia
28 Berekum, Brong-Ahafo, Ghana
Seeking: Male 28 - 42
am Hajia.28 years from africa.I am single looking for someone that can be my best friend, lover and companion.mixed race, dark brown hair, black eyes, 5' 6", 148 lbs., long hair and a healthy lady.I have no kids and never married. I am beautiful, happy, secure and self-confidentI love poetry, books, walks on the beach and cozy candlelight dinners. I enjoy movies, television, music, traveling, the quietness of the mountains, the ocean, sunrises and sunsets. I am nonsmoker/drink occasional, not into drugs (don't need them. I live in a natural high). I believe in enjoying the good life and am high on it. I have a healthy attitude about Allah and the Qur'an I am a muslim.I am a very outgoing person, who loves to dine out travel and enjoy the simple life. I'm a hopeless romantic and very affectionate. I have a good sense of humor and I like to make you laugh..I love To share My Time with People I Love and care eg: friends and Family. well about my family I come from a very small unit Of Family (My Mother and I) My Father passed away when I was only 18 years old. I will say my Father was the Best man i have ever Loved. He was a King. He was so caring, loving, God fearing. I Believe in God and I know Allah is doing things In his own way. I am a very outgoing person, who loves to dine out travel and enjoy the simple life. I'm a hopeless romantic and very affectionate. I have a good sense of humor and I like to make you laugh..I am an honest heart that's looking for a stable relationship. I understand it is important to lay down lasting foundations for a lasting relationship. I am an active person who enjoys cycling and running best. I believe keeping fit is important. I am not interested in games or drama. I do not expect a man to be a servant to me, spending all his time working and and cleaning. I believe there is give and take in a relationship, and I realize that at times it's more convenient for me to do laundry, cook, clean, and I have no problem doing that. I believe that time spent apart helps keep things fresh in a relationship and makes the time we DO spend together even better.

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