African-American Muslims, as well as Arab and Asian immigrants from cultures that practice arranged marriages--are now unenthusiastic to do the same for their own children.In an arranged marriage, a Muslim family usually investigates the prospective candidate further - talking with teachers, professors, employers, friends, family, Imams, colleagues, etc. It is a well-known fact that Islamic religious or cultural events are often segregated by gender?Islam has given this freedom of choice to both young men and women - they cannot be forced into a marriage that they don't want." You commit no sin by announcing your engagement to the women, or keeping it secret. Do not meet them secretly, unless you have something righteous to discuss.Do not consummate the marriage until their interim is fulfilled.You should know that GOD knows your innermost thoughts, and observe Him.Family and Children | Hadith | Health | Hijab | Islam and Christianity | Islam and Medicine | Islamic Personalities | Other | Personal Growth | Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) | Qur'an | Ramadan | Science | Social Issues | Women in Islam |Dating is getting to know each other.
When young people are getting to know each other, being alone together is a temptation toward wrongdoing. However, it is not allowed in Islam to take a non-mahram person or persons of the opposite gender as a very close friend. In the Quran, Allah subhanahu wa taala mentioned that good men and women are those who marry, do not have fornicating relationships and do not have paramours (akhdan see al-Nisa ; al-Maidah 5:5).
All of you shall repent to GOD, O you believers, that you may succeed.
Qur'an, Among His proofs is that He created for you spouses from among yourselves, in order to have tranquility and contentment with each other, and He placed in your hearts love and care towards your spouses.
The first group is "Strict Muslims" who date halal (in an Islamically permissible style).
The second group I call "Eid Muslims," because many are not strict in practice and attend mosques only on holidays.