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.
I met my boyfriend over a year ago and played the hard to get game at the start.
I didn't know if I really liked him until he started to appreciate me and prove he wanted to be with me.
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.
"Dating" as it is currently practiced in much of the world does not exist among Muslims.
Was there any room for dating in American Islam, he was asking.
I respected this man's bravery in speaking out in this forum.
We all have this issue on our minds, but who wants to bring it up on an Email distribution list? Hassan Hathout of the Islamic Center of Southern California as saying that sex outside of marriage is forbidden in Islam because Islam stands for justice between women and men.
It should not be taken lightly, nor left to chance or hormones.
It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life--with prayer, careful investigation and family involvement.