Some people are open to it, seeing it as convenient and discreet.
But others feel that swiping left or right to meet a partner cheapens the process of meeting a partner, that it erodes the seriousness and sanctity of getting to know someone within a Muslim framework.
It’s also common to not consider courtship as dating, but more the path to marriage.
Progressive Muslims might look at things a bit differently.
Of course, being part of any minority group compounds the issue, so it was only a matter of time before Muslims jumped on the app bandwagon and got cracking with their own versions.
I’ve spoken to people in Australia about whether they would use these apps and responses have been mixed.
Others feel like it’d be too awkward to use an app like this because the chances of them having a cyber run-in with an ex or unwanted acquaintance are just too high.
The Muslim community in Sydney particularly is like a squishy anthill, so I don’t blame them.
"We're seeing an increasing number of young Muslims entering into higher education.Be sure to take the time to really examine a potential’s beliefs to be sure your values will be compatible long term.If your morals and values are common and make a match, it’s still common that you might have a few cultural differences.Be sure to be open and honest about your own personal beliefs.Just because someone is Muslim doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll be compatible; it’s important to think about how your world will mesh with a potential match.