When a young person decides to get married, the following steps often take place: This type of focused courtship helps ensure the strength of the marriage by drawing upon family elders' wisdom and guidance in this important life decision.
Family involvement in the choice of a marriage partner helps assure that the choice is based not on romantic notions, but rather on a careful, objective evaluation of the compatibility of the couple.
Believe me, I have spent many a long night trying to figure this one out for myself.
I've been searching for that one magical verse or explanation that makes everything clear.
I have come to realize that dating is a process that occupies a great deal of your emotions and tempts you physically so fast that you don't realize what hit you.
The process spins out of control and becomes very hard to control.
First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.
This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.
The real challenge to your faith starts when precious attention shifts away from the needs of your soul to the needs of your body and drains your efforts to increase your remembrance of God.
The physical part is as simple as holding hands and evolves into hugging, kissing and other forms of sexual relations.
Rather, in Islamic culture, pre-marital relationships of any kind between members of the opposite sex is forbidden.
Islam believes the choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime.
According to Daniel Brown there exist three major causes of corruption of the Hadith literature: political conflicts, sectarian prejudice, and the desire to translate the underlying meaning, rather than the original words verbatim.