Dating in Islam is not prohibited as long as there are others around to supervise the behavior of the two people who are dating.Dating definitely does not carry the same meaning for Muslims as it does for non-Muslims, especially Westerners.Her cousin showed the photos to Iqbal’s aunt, who later told her mother.“She was mad,” Iqbal, now 18, said in a phone interview.For now, though, there may never be a Muslim alternative to Tinder.But there's good reason to assume that it's because there probably doesn't need to be. Not all young Muslim Americans have serious religious upbringings.
"Particularly when those resources are provide a unique opportunity.
While scrolling through a discussion forum last year, Humaira Mubeen saw animated discussions on marriage between young Muslims, with an overwhelming number lamented the difficulty of meeting people.
The old-school approaches feel awkward, and typical dating services like Tinder or Ok Cupid have proven unpromising crapshoots for American Muslims (a fact first-generation Muslim Americans in order to breach "the chasm between Muslim American parents’ expectations and younger generations’ approach to marriage." So far, Ishqr boasts 4,000 registered users, half of whom log in weekly and spend an average of 10 minutes per visit.
Touching, kissing, and similar actions are regarded to be haram therefore they are prohibited until two people are considered legally and religiously married.
Meeting, going out together and talking are of course allowed because two people need the opportunity to familiarize themselves with each other and "fall in love".