These more-liberal Muslims believe that dating is simply a way to get to know each other.
Muslim men and women aren’t relying solely on matchmakers anymore.
Because of their diet rich in foods like avocado, couscous, pomegranate, and falafel, Middle Eastern men and women also have smooth skin which is soft to the touch and great figures (not to mention crazy libidos from all those aphrodisiacs! The Middle East also happens to be the epicenter of the Muslim world.
For people who aren’t from the Middle East or part of the Muslim tribe, Muslim dating can be incredibly confusing.
Premarital sex in the Muslim religion is strictly forbidden.
Since dating (in the Western sense) involves actions like kissing and touching which ultimately result in premarital sex, Islamic scholars consider that dating is haram (forbidden).
With Muslim dating, the meetings have one goal: marriage.
Middle Eastern men and women are some of the most attractive people in the world.
So, traditionally, marriages were arranged with the couple not having any unsupervised time together before the marriage – or possibly even meeting each other before the engagement.
Things are changing though, and especially in the Muslim immigrant communities.
They are taking part in Muslim matrimonial sites, speed dating, and other events. As Muslim woman Zeba Iqbal points out, this sounds a lot like western dating.
But there is one big difference: with non-Muslims, dating is just about meeting a special someone, and that meeting may or may not result in marriage.
Here is what you infidels need to know about dating a Muslim woman or man.
There is a lot of debate as to whether Muslims are allowed to date at all.