Rules for dating in islam
Many Muslim women are left torn between a dichotomy of desexualized and hypersexualized narratives tossed at them." Between the pressures of conservative communities and the limitations of traditional unbringings, religious Muslim Millennials aren't faced with as many dating resources as other similar religious groups. Families setting up children has existed for years, and Muslim singles events a la "speed dating" are common.
But those aren't the solutions all young people are seeking.
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.
In fact, the Prophet (sws) has told us that those who follow the right path will always be ‘different’ or ‘strange’ to the mainstream.
In one beautiful hadith, the Prophet (sws) says: (Ahmad) Secondly, you state the concern of getting to know someone for marriage.
It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life - with prayer, careful investigation, and family involvement.
It is Islamically permissible for a couple to meet in chaperoned, or group environment.
In Islam consent is very important- that is neither women nor men can be married against their will.
Muslims who are able to marry are encouraged to do so, and they must follow the established laws of courtship.
Misconceptions Many non-Muslims believe that all Muslim marriages are arranged, but this is rarely the case.