Islam dating restrictions
Do we look for some particular characteristics or just try to get the best from the worldly point of view?” Ali Akber Mazaheri writes: “The notion that a man and a woman must ‘know’ each other before they decide to marry, so that they may then be able to live happily together is an illusion.The marrying partners must be of each other, so that there are no unnecessary misgivings later.6 It is better for a religious woman who is committed to laws and principles to marry a man like herself.
Similarly, the marriages which take place without such pre-marital contacts would not have been known to last happily.”1 The Shariah permits the intended spouses to see each other for the purpose of selection and also permits asking and giving opinions if asked (without it being considered as under certain conditions.) We should never resort to deceive the opposite party or conceal a defect during the selection process.
However, if there is danger of being misled, then it is only. A Shi’ah Muslim woman can marry: a Shi’ah Muslim man or a non-Shi’ah Muslim man, although it is better not to do so; and if there is danger of being misled, then it is .
But she cannot marry a non-Muslim man.13 Though Shariah does not forbid marriage between first cousins, but there are opinions advocating against them mainly due to a probable risk of the offspring inheriting genetic defects/diseases.
” He replied, 12 “Islamic law has placed certain restrictions on the choice of your spouse depending upon blood relationships and religious affiliations.” Maulana Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi has summarized these laws in a beautiful way: There are certain blood relations which are considered is forbidden to you for marriage.) The list of such relatives is given in the Qur’an as follows: For Man: mother, daughter, paternal aunt, maternal aunt, niece, foster-mother, foster-sister, mother-in-law, step-daughter, daughter-in-law, all married women, sister-in-law (as a 2nd wife) () For Woman: father, son, paternal uncle, maternal uncle, nephew, foster-mother’s husband, foster-brother, father-in-law, stepson, son-in-law.
A Shi’ah Muslim man can marry: a Shi’ah Muslim woman and a non-Shi’ah Muslim woman.This was also the view of al-Shaafa‘i, but he regarded the grandfather as being like the father in that regard.