Dating before marriage in islam
This includes teachings on the relationship between a male and a female, the ‘halal’(permissible) way, which means something that is approved as religiously proper for a Muslim. Islam directed that a man and a woman should avoid being alone with one another.Through examples of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and verses of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, there are a few points we can draw from to better understand why dating or unnecessary mixing between sexes is forbidden. The Prophet Mohammad (May peace and blessings be upon him) has said, “No man should be alone with a woman except when there is a (a family member) with her” (Sahih Muslim), This is of course to avoid any sin through action or thought.
Family involvement in the choice of a marriage partner helps assure that the choice is based not on romantic notions, but rather on a careful, objective evaluation of the compatibility of the couple.
As the Quran says, “Enter not houses other than your own until ye have asked permission and salute those in them” (Surah Al-Noor 27).
This encourages Muslims to respect each other and to protect the society from sin.
The choice of a marriage partner is one of the most important decisions a person will make in his or her lifetime.
It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones.