Dating and marriage in the middle east

03 Sep

As part of a series on young people in the Middle East, the BBC News website discovers how technology is aiding the secret liaisons of young men and women in the conservative culture of the United Arab Emirates.It happens in malls, cinemas and cafes - in Dubai's notorious traffic jams, and now by mobile phone.Muslim marriage and Islamic wedding customs are traditions and practices that relate to wedding ceremonies and marriage rituals prevailing within the Muslim world.Although Islamic marriage customs and relations vary depending on country of origin and government regulations, both Muslim men and women from around the world are guided by Islamic laws and practices specified in the Quran.Marriages within the Muslim community are incredibly important.The purpose of marriage in Islamic culture is to preserve the religion through the creation of a family.The Quran directly addresses the matter of polygyny in Chapter 4 Verse 3, "... Despite the Quranic text that seem to detest interfaith marriage, a growing movement of modern Islamic scholars are beginning to reinterpret and reexamine traditional Shari'a interpretations.

Bluetooth is a feature built into some mobile phones which enables the user to transfer data to another wireless device nearby.

Her family did not go to the police, making a deal not to file charges in exchange for her marrying him.

In June, just after the middle-of-the-night Ramadan meal, the man went to Ms.

Many of the city's black-shrouded UAE girls say they cannot check out the latest fashions in Zara or sip a smoothie in a cafe without being bombarded with the phone numbers of hopeful admirers.

Among UAE nationals - as the minority of the UAE's residents that are not expatriates are called - it is generally considered impolite for a man to speak to a woman he is neither married nor related to in public.