Islam way of dating

But they are not expected to be sexually intimate until after the wedding. This is the Iranian solution (which is perfectly acceptable in Sunni Islam as well) which allows for dating before the wedding.

Note that this is not a loophole, this is perfectly in accordance with Islamic manners: There are all kinds of subtleties involved with this process, and Islam does not strictly prescribe the exact way it is carried out, as long as there is no intimacy before the nikah.

And, if after the nikah they want to start living together as a husband and wife (without a wedding ceremony), they can do that too, making the nikah the wedding too.

In Iran too, sometimes the nikah and the wedding are on the same day, other times they are separated by long periods of time.

It is ultimately a matter of conscience between you and God.

It is very easy for us to find excuses for our sinful desires and to say that our case is different.

They are instead strongly encouraged to get their families involved and to maintain a formal relationship until after the nikah.

For someone living in a different society, what they do could be different.

The time between knowing someone and marrying them could be years.

When two people are interested in each other, Islam does not strictly prescribe how they should behave with one another.

Depending on their culture, however, physical intimacy may be considered highly inappropriate until after the wedding, although technically it is allowed.

Why can’t young Muslims simply get into relationships without having to involve other people?


  1. Apr 19, 2017. Please understand the following principles as many people take them lightly and make many mistakes. Please read this brief explanation of each section but if more information is needed please research the topic further. Proposing or Approaching. First step is to propose to the family or the sister directly.

  2. Muslim marriage beliefs are practiced around the world and embrace a range of Islamic customs. There are certain customs that all Muslims are expected to follow, but since Islam is interpreted in many ways across many cultures, it is difficult to make sweeping generalizations. Dating is rare in majority-Muslim countries.

  3. Dec 10, 2014. Along with others in Europe and the US, Younis began looking for samosa-free ways to help young Muslims tie the knot, and Muslim online matchmaking was born. Sometime in the last decade or so, online dating became a mainstream activity, in Europe and North America at least. These days everyone is.

  4. Nov 15, 2017. These apps and websites often provide a platform for Muslims with hectic, busy lives to be able to get to know one another while still being honest and upfront about doing things the 'Islamic' way. There's probably nothing more awkward than joining Tinder as a hijabi and explaining that you're not really into.

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