Rules for dating in islam
Friends and family may assist in arranging matches, but the final decision is left up to the couple.Significance Instead of dating, Muslim couples “court” with the intention of finding a suitable spouse.In the society that the Prophet (sal-Allahu alayhi wa-sallam) lived, burying little girls alive was the norm.
The women used to wear long chaste dresses and their dating did not involve the close intimacy that we see today.
The messages young people get that "seemingly innocuous email exchanges or online dating could topple one off the Islamic path if one lack[s] vigilance." The takeaway for religious young people is that they should marry, but they shouldn't actually date to get there.
At a Muslim "speed dating" event in 2006, Imam Muhamed Magid of the Adams Center summed it up this way: "Don’t talk to the Muslim girls, ever, but you are going to marry them.
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.