Family and Children | Hadith | Health | Hijab | Islam and Christianity | Islam and Medicine | Islamic Personalities | Other | Personal Growth | Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) | Qur'an | Ramadan | Science | Social Issues | Women in Islam |Dating is getting to know each other.
However the dating that is vogue in North America involves intimate relationship such as touching, kissing, petting, necking that ultimately results in pre-marital sex.
226 – Rule: It is Mustahab to get married, even if one does not fear falling into sin by not being married.
The youth must pay extra special attention to the fact that the same Allah (SWT) who up until today has provided us with our spiritual and material needs, if we follow His commands in order to obtain His pleasure, then, He (SWT) will shower even more blessings than before on His servants, and certainly, He will remove other obstacles from a person’s path.* The relation between man and woman becomes lawful by contracting marriage.There are two kinds of marriages: (i) Permanent marriage (ii) Fixed-time marriage In a permanent marriage, the period of matrimony is not fixed, and it isforever.The woman with whom such a marriage is concluded is called da'ima (i.e. In a fixed time marriage (Mut'ah), the period of matrimony is fixed, for example, matrimonial relation is contracted with a woman for an hour, or a day, or a month, or a year, or more.However, the period fixed for the marriage should not exceed the span of normal lives of the spouses, because in that case, the marriage will be treated as a permanent one.And the formula (Sigha) of the marriage contract is pronounced either by the man and the woman themselves, or by a person who is appointed by them as their representatives to recite it on their behalf.Issue 2373: The representative should not necessarily be a male.A woman can also become a representative to pronounce the marriage formula.Issue 2374: * As long as the woman and the man are not certain that their representative has pronounced the formula, they cannot look at each other as Mahram (like husband and wife), and a mere probable suspicion that the representative might have pronounced the formula is not sufficient.Sadly, and in male orientated cultures we hear the claim that a Muslim man may marry a woman of other religions (e.g.a Christian or Jewish woman), but a Muslim woman cannot marry except a Muslim man!