Muslims in the United States come from many backgrounds, but the largest segment are those from South Asia, Arab countries, and more recently from East Africa.
When it comes to Muslim weddings the culture they come from heavily influences the kind of rituals that will take place. African-Americans, Caucasians, Hispanics and others have elements of both local, and Muslim influence.
Among Islamic theological figures there is some dispute over the validity of these websites; however, these sites continue to be created and avidly used.
According to Younis, “Because ‘dating’ is not allowed in Islam, the Internet is an ideal vehicle for a discreet first step in finding a marriage partner.” Individual interests like, hobbies, political views, things you are passionate about, activities you participate in, your family values, are all included to make a user profile.
Within these communities, families, friends, and services are used to help people find a significant other.
However, in non-Muslim countries, like the United States, there is no universal method for matchmaking or finding a spouse.
The imam is a valued source among these Muslim communities as well.
Although a Nikah can be done anywhere including the bride’s home or reception hall, it is preferable and usually done these days in a mosque.
A Muslim Wedding Survey of North American Muslims, revealed among other things the merger of two or more cultures.
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.