Shelina Janmohamed, author "Although my family have my best interests at heart, only I know what I'm really after," Thakur adds, noting that she's interested in a combination of Islamic principles and an engaging personality in her future partner.
Many young Muslims around the British Isles are brought up in traditional households, but without a wider community with a shared cultural heritage.
Not everyone using online dating sites is looking for love. As if all that isn’t bad enough, romance scammers are now involving their victims in online bank fraud.
Scammers create fake online profiles using photos of other people — even stolen pictures of real military personnel. And they tug at your heartstrings with made-up stories about how they need money — for emergencies, hospital bills, or travel. Here’s how it works: The scammers set up dating profiles to meet potential victims.
Rather, in Islamic culture, pre-marital relationships of any kind between members of the opposite sex is forbidden.
Islam believes the choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime.
Victims think they’re just helping out their soulmate, never realizing they’re aiding and abetting a crime.
The scammers transfer stolen money into the new account, and then tell their victims to wire the money out of the country.
"Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.
Young Muslim men and women (or boys and girls) do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner.
First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.
This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.