The Impact of Covid-19 on Muslim Marriages

The Impact of Covid-19 on Muslim Marriages

“We are facing a global health crisis unlike any in the 75-year history of the United Nations — one that is killing people, spreading human suffering, and upending people’s lives. But this is much more than a health crisis. It is a human, economic, and social crisis. The coronavirus disease (COVID-19), which has been characterized as a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO), is attacking societies at their core.”

For the last few months, we are living in a situation, for which we would and might not have imagined in our whole span of life. The kinetics of the world is at a halt, governments around the world are introducing stimulus package to re-run the cycle while ensuring to comply with the safety directives such as wearing of face masks, washing hands frequently, social distancing, ban of public transport and pillion riding and foremost of all “The Lockdown” to avoid the spread of Coronavirus due to its pandemic nature.

As stated by the UN itself, Covid-19 is not a health crisis only, but it is also a social crisis also. A society such as ours of Muslims where meet and greet is the must thing to do, suffers a lot from it. Whether, it is Iftaar parties of Ramadan, Wedding/ Nikkah ceremonies, and of course the business of Rishta aunties, who arrange a matrimonial match for your beloved, is put on hold till the betterment of the situation.

It is said that sometimes a crisis is an opportunity too, and this could be a right time to fill the gap created with technological substitutes such as Corporates are operating their business from “Work From Home”, why don’t these Rishta aunties or you should be utilizing the same. There are many Muslim Matchmaking and dating websites and mobile apps that help you to find your Muslim Better Half. These options are easy to use, fast, and cheap as compared to existing norms.

Please note that this could be your way to Nikah, so you should better understand how these things work. Before starting with any option remembers that Marriage is half our deen, so the only sole purpose of your availability on these platforms is for Halal matchmakingi.e. a way for Muslims to learn about one another to decide if they want to be married, while at the same time observing the beliefs of Islam. When Muslim men and women date one another, it is with the intention of marrying one another or deciding against marrying.

1 https://www.un.org/development/desa/dspd/2020/04/social-impact-of-covid-19/
2 https://learningenglish.voanews.com/a/halal-dating/3465241.html

There are mainly two different types of dating apps i.e. one which finds you a match based on your location, while second based on your compatibility score with your match. Usually, in the western world, these dating apps are used for hookups, thus apps that find your match in your location are ubiquitous. On the other hand, Compatibility based apps are more like the Rishta aunties/ matrimonial service provider in over social convention, but far cheaper, and more efficient in terms of its match. For example, Muslim Better Half, an A.I. powered Compatibility based technological solution, where you are asked few questions about your preferences and matched with the most matchable prospective candidate, now it’s up to you whether to like or dislike it. It is quite fascinating to say that some of these technological solutions offer you many different features too such as Guardian linking options, boost up your matching with paid packages, etc. Well. It is the latest phenomenon in Pakistan, and one with the right product can grab the whole opportunity.

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The writer is the Co-Founder of an Online Matchmaking solution and can be contacted at
info@muslimbetterhalf.com

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