Marriage in Islam is a beautiful way for two people to bring together their families, heritage and culture for the purpose of bringing more little Muslims into the world, in love, commitment and dedication to Allah, His Book, His prophet, peace be upon him, and surrender to Him in peace (Islam).
The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, says: "Three qualities, if found in a person, will help him have perfect faith: Having Allah and His Messenger, peace and blessings be upon him, as the most beloved ones, loving a person only for the sake of Allah and hating getting back to (piety and consciousness of Allah).
The girl’s refusal to marry a person who has asked her hand in marriage, we suggest that, if such thing happens, the person in question can make efforts and seek all permissible ways to persuade the father or the guardian of the girl to give her in marriage to him.One can also seek the help of the Imam of the Islamic Center where the girl’s father goes, to talk with him about this, and always pray earnestly to Allah to help realize the dream if it’s good.The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, recommended the suitors to see each other before going through with marriage procedures.That is very important because it is unreasonable for two people to be thrown into marriage and be expected to have a successful marital life, full of love and affection, when they know nothing of each other. This ruling does not contradict the Qur'anic verse that says, “…believing men and women should lower their gaze” (An-Nur: 30).Since there are many misconceptions about Islam and we have two active Muslim members here (Both singles by the way ) I am very curious about the following:1. What I mean by that is, in some traditional families in India (Hinduism) the parents arranged the marriages for their children.
I heard there is not such a thing as "Dating", basically when you meet the person you want to marry you pretty much do that right away without a period of dating or courting, is that true? Are you allowed as a Muslim to date/marry a non-Muslim? This is basically it and the couple are officially married. I would never be in any relationship where I thought I was just an option in one of many marriages. Lets say if this was reversed, could the men do it? But we have to emphasize that it is not lawful to compel a girl to marry someone she does not want.Salatul Istakharah (the prayer for letting Allah to choose for you), is the most important and most effective way to find what will make you the happiest and give you the best partner for your life here and in the Hereafter.There is an Arabic proverb that says: "Love is blind, it makes zucchini turn into okra".Arranged marriages, on the other hand, are based not on physical attraction or romantic notions, but rather on critical evaluation of the compatibility of the couple. The West makes fun of the Islamic way of marriage, in particular arranged marriage.The couple, however, are not permitted to be alone in a closed room or go out together alone.