Matrimonial Website Links
ISNA have well developed matrimonial sections
which might be right for you.) If you attend
their annual conventions you could also arrange
to meet prospectives under Islamic conditions during
the convention. This could save one numerous trips across the country. Don't overlook Islamic events and activities you are currently involved in. After all, individuals associated with such events would immediately share common interests, values, etc. as yourself, which is always very helpful in a marriage. (You can network within your own gender/mahrams). Also can check out www.companionships.org.
(Note: You should independently check out all the material on this website, yourself Related options include your family/friends (always a great option), local masjid(s) or even something like naseeb.com , kamranabegevents.com or CAMP events. A general website like eharmony or match.com might also work.
US Citizen planning to marry abroad
Note: If you are a USA citizen marrying someone from abroad check out something like this book. by Ilona Bray. Some points to remember (e.g. you MUST check with an immigration lawyer and also see if it the book is the latest edition since rules are always changing.) However the book will probably serve as a very good complement to discussions with your attorney.
USA Prenups: Be aware that currently
divorces in the US may result in outcomes vastly
different than those envisioned by Islamic family
law, along with much acrimony, heartache and very
substantial legal fees. It may be wise for both
parties to discuss and mutually agree on things
before a marriage takes place. Since Islam is fairly
new in the USA, there are no easy solutions. There
are a few attempts to address this by indiviuals.
Unless these "solutions" are tested in
court, the "solutions" may result in success
or failure. Therefore you MUST consult an attorney.
However, you may have a more fruitful discussion
with your attorney if you check out something like Edward Haman's
book "How to write your own premarital agreement" on amazon. (Check -- it may be dated by the time
you read this. If so, see if there are any more
recent similiar books on the topic) in addition
to talking with your local imam/scholar. What might
make sense today may not tomorrow. It is entirely
up to you to do your own due diligence and keep
up with changing times. Do consult an attorney,
regardless of anything else if this is a route you
choose to go down. Hopefully, there will be easier
options in the future.
What does Islam think of "dating"
Can I marry a non-Muslim?
For Muslimah (female Muslim) marrying a non-Muslim Man Click Here .
For Muslim Male marrying a non-Muslim woman click here for answer . (Please also note that in the event of a divorce you may lose your children in a non-muslim country. Your children may be brought up as non-muslim.)
Note: Women should use a wali if this is a first time marriage. (For reverts who have no wali, the imam (or leader of the Muslims) normally becomes their wali. Note:One of the main duties of a Wali is to protect a woman from unscrupulous men.) conditions of wali
In addition to a matrimonials section, Zawaj
also has links to several articles on
marriage. Zawaj.com also has an article on "adoption" (also see pakistanlink.com/religion).
Disclaimer: We do not necessarily agree with all the contents of links on our website.