Islamic dating customs

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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.

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Although Islamic marriage customs and relations vary depending on country of origin and government regulations, both Muslim men and women from around the world are guided by Islamic laws and practices specified in the Quran.

Yet, things like physical connections outside of marriage, 'experimenting' or having a 'fling' don't exist in Islamic ethics.

Things like self-preservation, discipline and protection, do.

As for the non-Muslim girls, talk to them, but don’t ever bring one home.", "As a fragmented diaspora that is racialized, [young Muslims] are both viewed as oppressed but also hyper-sexualized.

It creates a taboo, almost a shame, about sex — even if it’s sex that is entirely halal between a married couple.

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