What the quran says about dating
This includes teachings on the relationship between a male and a female, the ‘halal’(permissible) way, which means something that is approved as religiously proper for a Muslim. Islam directed that a man and a woman should avoid being alone with one another.Through examples of the Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) and verses of Islam’s holy book, the Quran, there are a few points we can draw from to better understand why dating or unnecessary mixing between sexes is forbidden. The Prophet Mohammad (May peace and blessings be upon him) has said, “No man should be alone with a woman except when there is a (a family member) with her” (Sahih Muslim), This is of course to avoid any sin through action or thought.You should know that GOD knows your innermost thoughts, and observe Him.You should know that GOD is Forgiver, Clement." Qur'an Also, you may marry the chaste women among the believers, as well as the chaste women among the followers of previous scripture, provided you pay them their due dowries.As the Quran says, “Enter not houses other than your own until ye have asked permission and salute those in them” (Surah Al-Noor 27).This encourages Muslims to respect each other and to protect the society from sin.You shall maintain chastity, not committing adultery, nor taking secret lovers. Only with their spouses, or those who are rightfully theirs, do they have sexual relations; they are not to be blamed.
As seen in the fact that so many research conducted has revealed that the divorce rate in Muslim countries is drastically lower than in Western countries. Because Islam as a religion calls for purity, cleanliness and chastity in all aspects of life.
" You commit no sin by announcing your engagement to the women, or keeping it secret. Do not meet them secretly, unless you have something righteous to discuss.
Do not consummate the marriage until their interim is fulfilled.
It should be taken as seriously as any other major decision in life - with prayer, careful investigation, and of course family involvement.
Although in our society now, men and women date first to find out if they would make a suitable couple for a long-term relationship.