Muslim dating tradition

by  |  03-Mar-2017 07:39

"Generation gaps, cultural differences when people from the United States marry someone from overseas, interfaith marriage -- the issue of marriage is one of the most important in Islam here right now," Magid said.

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According to the teachings of the Quran, a married Muslim couple is equated with clothing.

Within this context, both husband and wife are each other’s protector and comforter, just as real garments “show and conceal” the body of human beings. The Quran continues to discuss the matter of marriage and states, "And among His Signs is this, that he created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your [hearts]…".

While scrolling through a discussion forum last year, Humaira Mubeen saw animated discussions on marriage between young Muslims, with an overwhelming number lamented the difficulty of meeting people.

The old-school approaches feel awkward, and typical dating services like first-generation Muslim Americans in order to breach "the chasm between Muslim American parents’ expectations and younger generations’ approach to marriage." So far, Ishqr boasts 4,000 registered users, half of whom log in weekly and spend an average of 10 minutes per visit.

The Quran directly addresses the matter of polygyny in Chapter 4 Verse 3, "... Despite the Quranic text that seem to detest interfaith marriage, a growing movement of modern Islamic scholars are beginning to reinterpret and reexamine traditional Shari'a interpretations.

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