In modern times, Muslims are increasingly
turning to the muslim matrimonial
websites to search for a potential zawj. The traditional way for muslims
to find marriage partners is for the family to search among their friends, relatives,
and neighbors for a suitable, compatible person. But as Muslim families move
around, it is increasingly difficult for them to find people they know and trust.
Some turn to extended family and friends to cast their net wider. Especially
for Muslims living in Europe or North America, local choices for marriage
partners may be limited and families prefer to extend their search.
Internet muslim matrimonial Sites came about as a tool to be used in
this search, not as a "dating service." Muslims who participate should
still hold to Islamic guidelines, both for their faith and for their personal
safety. If choosing to use this method, these Islamic guidelines will help protect
you from victimization:
Muslim Matrimonial Website
Choose a Wali (guardian) to be your contact person for potential
candidates on muslim matrimonial site - never contact a suitor directly
Have your Wali rigorously screen all suitors on mulsim
Perform reference checks, talk to Muslims in bride / groom
local area, etc.
It is important to be very careful when searching for suitors over the
muslim matrimonial site. The Internet allows people to be anonymous
and put up their "best side" (or an altogether "false side").