Arranged marriages aren’t realistic for us nowadays.Answer: As-salamu `alaykum brother, Thank you for the honest question you asked regarding dating. First, you have pointed out that you live in a society where dating is the norm.I’d prefer to be called any of those things than be called nice. To be fair, I was being quite a bit nicer to her than I am to most people.Read the rest of this entry » | Tags: Alan Howard, American love stories, code switching, courtship, cultural differences, life after death, Love Insh Allah, marriage, Muslim love, Muslim men, Muslim relationships, Muslim women, remarriage, Salaam Love I recently decided to step back from actively searching for someone to marry.Of course, the principles of Islam prohibited such barbarism – regardless of what was widespread at the time.In fact, the Prophet ﷺ has told us that those who follow the right path will always be ‘different’ or ‘strange’ to the mainstream.Different muslim cultures have different rules ('urf) for how separated men and women are to be.Shaykh Hamza Yusuf has commented that he has friends in western Saudi where the wife eats with them and they all know each other, and he has friends from eastern Saudi that he's known for 20 years, and has never met their wife. Still, a male and female are not to be alone together.
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Then later they have the walima (marriage reception), which they (culturally) consider to be the actual marriage and that's when the wife will actually move in with the husband. Well according to Islam, a man is not allowed to meet a woman in person.
But when it is the matter of their marriage such as you are describing.
If by dating you mean old style courting, where the male and female speak politely with a chaperone, this would be allowed by many opinions (but not all!
I recall reading in The Reliance of the Traveller that a woman is not to talk to a non-mahram, even to reply to his salaams).