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.One of the most common mistakes that we make today is in assuming that people from one part of the world all embrace the same religion or philosophies.Young Muslim men and women (or boys and girls) do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner.
Parents found an eligible bachelor or lady for their child and that was that, no questions asked.
Arab dating websites have played a key role in allowing those seeking an Arab partner, find one.
"Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.
Image damo199 via Flickr When my grandparents and parents got married, arranged marriages in Morocco were still very much the norm, but as the modern age is slowly rendering many religious and cultural traditions somewhat archaic and as Arabic culture starts to assimilate many aspects of Western culture, arranged marriages are slowly becoming obsolete. However, it is shunned upon by elders in the family, so usually if you are dating, it is kept a secret until the eligible bachelor has asked your parents for your hand, and the blessing is given.
That is when you are officially a couple…and engaged.