Dating and marriage in islam
They have already gotten to where these young lovers are aspiring to get to.
Therefore, they are capable of steering them along the dating “conveyor belt” until they are finally delivered at their destination.
In Islam God-consciousness during dating and marriage is highly recommended.
Because with God-consciousness, lovers would know the secure path to take to avoid unwanted outcomes. To be sure, they are likely to encounter all aspects of trials during their dating.
On the other hand, Ali, the Prophet’s cousin was within an acceptable age limit.
Fatima was about 19 and Ali was about 25 according some accounts.
And, although parents have no right to put their children through force marriages, their relevance at this juncture cannot be over-emphasized.
In most Islamic societies and communities, it is not a common practice for young people to actively seek a partner for themselves by following modern and Western rituals, such as dating.