Thus, a 'date' for Muslims is transformed into a Halal date.A Halal date means it is lawful, ethical and legitimate, with marriage on the agenda. 'date') to getting married ( It might sound somewhat mechanical or controlling to readers but Halal dating has always included these vital elements.What people here in Britain call dating, Muslims prefer to use 'courting'.And while a date is usually focused on 1) Sex 2) New encounters and 3) Good times, Islamic courting has different priorities altogether.All this while though there is still no secret balcony meeting or physical contact allowed which is why the Nikah (Islamic marriage) needs to be performed first.
But that's not to say you can't have an engagement party.Please remember this whenever you're faced with a Muslim conundrum. Some Muslims outright say it 'I'm dating' and they are, in the complete boy-meets-girl-third-base sense. This entire dating culture of meeting someone for only sex, for only a short-term relationship, is not the ideal or healthiest way to go about finding a partner-in-crime.