There are a lot of Muslim men and women who do not consider dating to be something that they will do but this does not mean that it does not happen within the community. Rather, dating is often called as “courting” because the man seeks to court the woman in order for them to become husband and wife. This is the truth. Muslims usually date when they are already seeking for people whom they are going to marry and stay with for a long period of time.
This means that Muslim men and women do not get into very deep and intimate relationships wherein they already know so many facts about each other and they have shared a lot of moments together especially when they are alone. Muslim men and women are not allowed to be alone together. They should always have a chaperone present. If they do not have a chaperone, there is a chance that they will be considered to be making a sin even if they did not do anything wrong. .
As stated in the Muslim dating rules, pre marital sex is strictly forbidden. In fact, it is a requirement for Muslim women and even men to stay virgins although it can be harder for females since it can be hard for women to decipher if the Muslim man they are with has never experienced any sexual relations with anyone. .
There are certain things that Muslims would have to consider before they decide to date and get married: .
• It should be considered with prayer. This means that people would have to pray to Allah to find the right person at the right time. It might not come immediately but the belief that it will come eventually will happen. .
• It should be considered with careful investigation. There is always a chance that the person that a Muslim would like to marry may not be suitable for him/her. Careful investigation about the background of the person especially if met through a dating site should take place. .
• Family should always be involved. It is highly important for the families to know about what is happening in order to make the courtship continue on smoothly. If the family would be taken by surprise, there is a bigger chance that they will not give permission for the union to take place. .