Dating and courtship in islam
The Quran directly addresses the matter of polygyny in Chapter 4 Verse 3, "... Despite the Quranic text that seem to detest interfaith marriage, a growing movement of modern Islamic scholars are beginning to reinterpret and reexamine traditional Shari'a interpretations.Marry of the women that you please: two, three, or four. While these scholars use "established and approved methodologies" in order to claim new conclusions, they are still met with a considerable amount of opposition from the majority of orthodox Islamic scholars and interpreters.According to the teachings of the Quran, a married Muslim couple is equated with clothing.Within this context, both husband and wife are each other’s protector and comforter, just as real garments “show and conceal” the body of human beings. The Quran continues to discuss the matter of marriage and states, "And among His Signs is this, that he created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your [hearts]…".
The purpose of marriage in Islamic culture is to preserve the religion through the creation of a family.Not against finding someone you care about to marry.Islam gives everyone the choice to deny or accept a partner–there is nothing that has to be forced.Dating today, with all the social media and private meet ups, does not equal a proper muslim choice. According to webster’s dictionary…”courting” is defined as “to engage in social activities leading to engagement and marriage”.In Islam, having the intent to meet someone so that you can decide whether or not they would be a good match for marriage is essential.