Muslim dating customs

” This article is meant partly a response to those comments.

All points are generalizations only, based on the personal experiences of the author, who is not a Muslim.

On the third day, the priest would prick their chests to draw a small amount of blood, which will be placed on a container to be mixed with water.

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Premarital sex in the Muslim religion is strictly forbidden.

Since dating (in the Western sense) involves actions like kissing and touching which ultimately result in premarital sex, Islamic scholars consider that dating is haram (forbidden).

So, traditionally, marriages were arranged with the couple not having any unsupervised time together before the marriage – or possibly even meeting each other before the engagement.

Things are changing though, and especially in the Muslim immigrant communities.

Kasalan is the Filipino word for "wedding", The house of the babaylan was the ceremonial center for the nuptial.

On the first day, the couple was brought to the priest's home, where the babaylan blesses them, while their hands are joined over a container of uncooked rice.

Did you know that the Egyptians were the first people to frame laws for marriage?

Most of the Egyptian marriage customs follow the laws made under the influence of religion of the people.

Because of their diet rich in foods like avocado, couscous, pomegranate, and falafel, Middle Eastern men and women also have smooth skin which is soft to the touch and great figures (not to mention crazy libidos from all those aphrodisiacs! The Middle East also happens to be the epicenter of the Muslim world.

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