The two are at Halal Speed Dating, a new matchmaking event in Kuala Lumpur that is helping Malaysian Muslims find partners in a largely conservative society where courtship is frowned upon and marriages are often arranged. The dating service is halal, meaning permissible under Islamic law, as it is practiced with an Islamic twist: women speed daters must be chaperoned by a wali, or guardian until she gets married and who grants her the permission to do so. Malaysia is a largely moderate Muslim country, where Islam is the official religion and ethnic Malay Muslims make up two thirds of the 30 million people. Many young Malaysians meet as young people do in many places, including through the dating app Tinder and on Facebook, but dating is complicated for young Muslims in Malaysia, where public displays of affection and intimacy before marriage is strictly disapproved of. A client can shortlist up to three possible partners but can only negotiate marriage with one at a time, in accordance with Islamic rules.
Halal Speed Dating is a real thing
Speed dating goes 'halal' in Muslim-majority Malaysia | Reuters
Halal Islamic speed dating in Malaysia is a new event organized in Kuala Lumpur that caters to Muslims in the country who are seeking partners in a strictly conservative community. Courtship in Malaysian Muslims is not regarded positively and arranged marriages are the trend. The speed dating is under halal which means it is allowed by the Islamic Law and still done under traditional laws. The Muslim women who seek to join the speed dating are accompanied by their wali or guardians until they get married, Reuters reported.
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