Concept of dating in islam

It is a social necessity because through marriage, families are established and the family is the fundamental unit of our society.

This is because people are blinded by the physical attraction and thus do not choose the compatible partner.The general opinion is that if a person, male or female fears that if he/she does not marry they will commit fornication, then marriage becomes “wajib”.If a person has strong sexual urges then it becomes “wajib” for that person to marry.Marriage is “mithaq” – a solemn covenant (agreement). It should be entered into with total commitment and full knowledge of what it involves.

It is not like buying a new dress where you can exchange it if you don’t like it. One should be mature enough to understand the demands of marriage so that the union can be a lasting one.

Marriage is seen as the only possible way for the sexes to unite.