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But in recent years, the demand for such banquets has increased, and the society plans to hold them more frequently.

More Muslims are embracing them as an acceptable alternative to arranged marriages and the vagaries of 21st-century, American-style dating.

Rocky has been so engrossed in his medical training, a male friend standing next to him explained, he has had no time to meet potential spouses. If a man or woman finds someone they are interested in, the next step is to meet the parents.

His predicament is becoming more common, said Altaf Husain, an assistant professor of social work at Howard University and an ISNA trustee. “Young Muslims tell me, ‘My parents can’t help me because they don’t know anyone where I live.’ ” Another problem is that women outnumber men, Husain said, including at the banquet. “Muslims value the process of getting married not so much on the individual level, but as a process between two families,” Husain said.

The guy in the suit was an electrical engineer from Atlanta named Mo Raza, 30. Kadir, who owns an insurance business in Tampa, went to one a couple of years ago and Raza was asking him how it worked. “You might not want to ask everyone that,” he said.

The format this year entailed having the women sit on one side of a long rectangular table with men close to their age parked across from them. “Make them feel like you’re really into them.” Raza said he wanted to ask the women whether they wanted to keep working after starting a family, not so much because he had a staunch preference, but to gauge her reaction. The real test would be meeting Raza’s mother, who was standing behind him, one of many relatives and friends who accompanied some of the attendees.

“It’s ‘yes’ or ‘no,’ and there’s no hard feelings,” she said.

The couple were in Washington to speak at Saturday’s banquet. We don’t want that to happen.” Kadir and Rocky were among the last to go in. ” Rocky’s sister said to her friends as she trailed behind her brother. ” A short while later, a volunteer waded into the throng of stragglers outside the ballroom, his hands clasped.

That means no dating in the conventional sense “to protect the dignity and modesty of each,” Husain said. The couple met at an ISNA matrimonial banquet in Chicago in 2010.But one group of women is doing something to challenge this.At a Moroccan cafe in Melbourne, a restaurateur and a team of volunteers are holding monthly events, which they've called Muslim Speed Dating.Our goal is to make it easier for Muslims to meet other people within a fun, safe and halaal atmosphere by not only conversing on a one to one basis but within an engaging environment.We look forward to you Joining us, and hope to see you at our events soon!! Finding Muslims© - Team Salaam everyone, I am looking for fun, enthusiastic event hosts to join the Event Singles team.

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