However, match making, even under an Islamic framework, remains controversial: Mirzan admits receiving regular threats from Muslims who consider his activity haram (illicit) and contrary to Islam.
No later than last week, an angry woman spat at him during the marriage event he organised in the context of the Global Peace and Unity conference at Ex Cel.
Second and third generations are not very keen to marry a relative or someone coming from the ‘village’, poorly versed in English or/and poorly educated.
The moral impossibility to ‘date’ in Islam and the central role of the ‘family unit’ in Muslim morality also play important roles in directing single Muslims towards these now popular ‘halal dating’ activities.
I was fed up with paying up on websites and never getting a response from anyone.
Mirzan sites various reasons for this: parents are not always able to introduce potential spouses.
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The ‘marriage events’ organised by the Islamic Circles take place at Bircbeck College, in central London, usually on Sundays. Mirzan Raja, the organiser, has run the Islamic Circle for the past 12 years.