The app will launch in the coming months."Growing up as a Muslim in North America, I think we face a very big irony when it comes to relationships and marriage than any other community," he said over the phone, from his home in Vancouver."We're expected to find Muslim partners and then simultaneously, we're actually prevented from getting to know anyone of the opposite gender until there's a sudden burst or urgency to find a partner.""But then, to find someone, we have to follow this culturally dictated process like sending biodata to our grandmothers, or having family-sanctioned meetings.If you would like to date Muslim women or Muslim men specifically, make sure to adjust your criteria to reflect this preference.At e Harmony, it all starts with our comprehensive Relationship Questionnaire that captures your unique values, attitudes, personality traits and interests."So they would try and meet someone on their own."University College London sociologist and researcher Dr Fauzia Ahmad said the breakdown in family relationship is one factor that has contributed to the so-called Muslim marriage crisis in the West.Parents who have migrated to Western countries no longer have the same extended family and community connections they once did in their home country, Dr Ahmad said, who researches Muslim marriages and relationships in Britain.
"You have a generation of young Muslims growing up here, and I suppose some of the methods that people may have used from their parents' home country may not necessarily be appealing or applicable to Muslims growing up in a Western context," Gamieldien said.
"We're seeing an increasing number of young Muslims entering into higher education.
And that is creating a need for suitably educated partners especially from a women's perspective."Gender roles are also evolving within the Western Muslim community, which is creating further complications.
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