Muslim dating events
They’ve come from all around the country, and love is in the air. Baba Ali is a comedian and the founder of this event, called Half Our Deen, a name taken from the Islamic principle that when you marry, you have fulfilled 50 percent of your religious duties in life. That online search brought back 17 compatible candidates. To figure that out, he formulated a way to sift through them.Ali was inspired to start the matchmaking company – and website with the same name – based on his own experience searching for a wife 11 years ago. “I’m gonna email everybody a list of questions that don’t have right or wrong answers.“I went to one as the Muslim convention in Chicago, and I’ve been to one in San Ramon, and I didn’t feel like I belonged,” says Samira.
But more often than not, it’s hard – especially when you come from a conservative culture where arranged marriages and parent involvement in choosing a spouse are common.
Minder is a real thing, an app Muslims use to browse local singles, much like Tinder.
They don't get why you cover your hair or why you don't eat during Ramadan, the holy month of fasting. I've been asked countless times if we get hitched solely through arranged marriages.
I go up to one cheery young lady we will call Samira. It’s am at United for Success Middle School in Oakland’s Fruitvale district.
Like many here, family played a role in her coming. Tamer says, “I’ve actually found a very nice match, but I don’t know if the other side would like to date or, I don’t know.” He is a nervous wreck. Students are roaming the halls to avoid entering their classrooms.