Utilizing Online Islamic Matrimony Sites for Successful Muslim Marriages

Finding someone to share your life with can be difficult, this is especially true when you are searching for someone who also shares your same religious beliefs. Traditionally, when searching for eligible brides and grooms for a potential Muslim marriage, you would be limited by your physical or geographical location. With potential candidates being people who are known to you by friends and family members. Today, however, there are many more options available to single or divorced Muslim men and women due to online matrimony sites like that of Eternal Garment. These sites create a fun and safe atmosphere where you can take your time getting to know any potential matches, and not feel pressured to make any hasty decisions you fear you might regret in the future.

Some Reasons to Choose Online Muslim Matrimony Sites Like Eternal Garment:

  • No Dating
  • Find Matches with The Same Religious Beliefs
  • Affordable Membership
  • Endorsed by Imams and Scholars
  • Your Privacy is Valued
  • Advice and Tips for Successful Marriages

Sign Up and Create Your Profile on a Reputable Site

While there are many Islamic Marriage Sites to choose from it can be difficult to find reputable options that deliver. Websites like Eternal Garment have helped to create an effective platform for those in the Muslim community to begin and build successful marriages, while eliminating the confusion of trying to find a viable marriage match on any old dating site. At Eternal Garment they have made your happiness their goal, and continuously encourage their members with tips and advice on how to get the most success out of their membership.

Communicating Online Can Open You Up to More Meaningful Relationships

Once you become accustomed to communication online, you will find that Muslim matrimony sites can be a particularly fun way to meet your future spouse. Especially since you don’t have to worry if the person you are talking to shares the same beliefs and values that you hold dear to your heart. Not to mention, you can take your time in getting to know any potential matches in a safe environment no matter where they are in the world. Muslim marriage sites like Eternal Garment help to create a link between single and divorced individuals in the Muslim community so that they are better able to find the perfect match on a global scale. Visit their easy to use website and create your online profile today.

What Are the Benefits of Choosing a Trusted Islamic Matrimony Site?

Islamic marriage sites are becoming more popular then ever but there are still some people that are not aware of the powerful benefits of choosing a trusted Islamic matrimony site. Understanding the benefits can help you to make the informed decision to join one of these sites.

What You Need To Know The first thing you need to know is that not all Islamic matrimonial sites are created equally! There are some sites that are better than others because they offer you the privacy that you want, and they come complete with scholar endorsements so that you know you are moving in the right direction. Choosing a site carefully is the key to reaping the benefits. Eternal Garment is a good option because it is a “serious” matrimony site for Muslims that are moving with purpose, they are also endorsed by scholars from around the globe.

The Benefits

When you use the right site the benefits can be tremendous. Without these online forums you are very limited in who you can meet. Whether you live in an area that is heavily populated by like minded faithful people or you live in an area where the population is smaller, having access to other Muslims from around the world will make your search more fruitful. Matrimony sites allow you to:

* Be exposed to more like minded individuals in other geographical locations

* Get to know someone in a safe environment

* Take your time to make sure you are choosing the right match

* Take your destiny into your own hands

The fact is that your perfect match may not be up the road, but they may be waiting for you half way around the world. The internet helps to bring people together that may have never met any other way. Of course, it is easier to get to know someone when you feel safe and unguarded. The right site, like Eternal Garment, takes the steps to make their members feel safe. You will be able to browse other members and decide where you want to put your efforts without feeling pressured for time. The right site empowers you to meet the perfect match and take your destiny into your own hands.

Tips for Success Using Free Muslim Matrimonial Sites

Using free Muslim matrimonial sites can feel a bit overwhelming, especially if you have not tried online searches like this before. There is a slightly different dynamic involved when communicating with someone over Islamic matrimonial sites. Thankfully, being successful is not hard when you keep the following three steps in mind.

Be Honest

Deceit is never the path to happiness. When filling out your profile, make sure you are being completely honest. It is also important to remain honest when you begin communicating with someone you meet on the site. Lies always come back to haunt you, so be sure you start the relationship with a foundation of honestly.

Ask Questions

Once you begin corresponding with someone you found using the website, make sure you ask questions. Keeping a text-based conversation going is tricky, especially since there is no tone or body language involved. Asking a few questions of your potential match helps keep the conversation going. It also gives you a chance to learn more about your potential partner’s life.

Be Eager to Learn

Never stop learning. If the person you are interested in has a job or hobbies that are different from your own, take the time to learn more about them. Having a romantic partner teach you a new skill or introduce you to something you love is a wonderful way to form a strong bond. It is also a great way to continue expressing interest in your partner’s passions, ideally inspiring them to do the same.

Once you get the hang of online communication, Muslim matrimonial websites are a fantastic way to meet the spouse of your dreams. These sites are filled with users who have the same values and beliefs as you. Muslim matrimonial sites are excellent resources to finding the

Eternal Garment Team

Tips while searching for a good Muslim spouse on Matrimonial Websites

From www.EternalGarment.com

In our humble opinion, below are a few pieces of advice to keep in mind, that will insha’Allah be beneficial while you seek a good compatible spouse for a successful and happy marriage…

1. First and foremost, constantly make sincere du’a to Allah (swt) for a good spouse who will be the best for you for this world, and for the hereafter. Our Prophet (saw) advised us that we look for spouses who have piety and good character above everything else.

2. Always be honest with the prospective match you communicate with. Deceiving others with lies might get you far into a relationship, might even get you married. But a marriage based on the foundation of dishonesty will never prosper! So please always be 100% honest.

3. If any member ever asks you for money, or acts in a disrespectful and/or abusive way, please report that member to the website authority as an “Abusive Member”.

4. Put up a picture of yourself. Profiles with pictures will always get much more attention! Feel free to password-protect your pictures if you have that option. This way, you control exactly which member(s) can view your pictures.

5. Login to the website frequently, and respond to interested members quickly. If you take too long to respond, you would appear not interested, and interested members will move on to other prospects.

6. Be respectful and polite as you communicate. DONT come across as too aggressive, flirtatious, or too needy! Be humble, yet maintain self-respect and dignity.

7. Be realistic as you search for a spouse. Nobody is perfect, so don’t expect your spouse to be perfect in every way. As humans we are bound to have strengths, and some weaknesses that we can improve upon. So prioritize what is absolutely important to you without asking too much.

8. As you are getting to know one another, consider discussing the following:

a. Discuss your spiritual and religious beliefs and goals. What are your views on music, hijab, zabiha meat, following a certain madhab (school of thought), etc? Discussing these issues ahead of time will help determine your religious compatibility and minimize major conflicts in future.

b. Clarify future role expectations. It’s important to talk about the roles and responsibilities of each partner in marriage – For example, who will take care of the finances, chores, etc? Discussing roles early on will save you from numerous arguments in the future.

c. Identify any family of origin issues. Don’t assume your spouse will see things exactly as you do, because you may have had different cultural upbringings. Explore topics such as (respect and influence of your parents in your marriage, joint families, raising kids, etc) to better comprehend and agree upon certain cultural expectations.

d. Discuss communication and conflict resolution skills. Couples that communicate effectively can resolve conflicts more gracefully. This will enable you to spend less time arguing and more time resolving.

e. Develop personal, couple, and family goals. You are committing to share a life with someone. Isn’t it important to discuss what you want your future to look like together? Where do you want to be in 3, 5, or 10 years? How many children do you want to have? When do you want to go for Hajj? Outlining a plan for life can be a wonderful way to learn about each other.

f. If at all possible, consider seeking “Pre-Marital Counseling”. For those that don’t have easy access to a muslim counselor, we found: pre-marital counseling

9. If you are previously married, then realize that your ex-spouse may also be a member on the matrimonial website. In that case, please be extra mindful and respectful of them, and DONT contact them or speak bad of them to others!

10. If you have been previously married and looking for re-marriage, (if you haven’t already done so), we encourage you to reflect upon your past marriage/relationship, and carefully analyze what mistakes you may have made, what you could have done better, and what improvements you will insha’Allah make next time. Discuss these topics with prospective matches to find proper compatibility.

11. When creating your profile, put useful information in the “About Me” section, and “What I am Seeking” sections. Those are the two most important sections that prospective matches will read.

12. When filling up the “About Me” section:

a. Try to be creative to catch the reader’s attention, and don’t hesitate to display your individual style. Don’t write a short boring line or two that looks typical. Be different. Be Yourself.

b. Present a comprehensive image of what you are all about, and highlight 3-5 of your good characteristics. Especially mention some things about yourself that may be unique.

c. Feel free to mention 1 or 2 of your weaknesses (if any) that you are trying to improve upon. It shows humility, and it also helps to present a true image of oneself, instead of painting a fake unrealistic picture.

13. When filling up the “What I am Seeking” Section:

a. Again be creative, and gain the attention of the reader by your unique personal style.

b. List 2 or 3 things that you would definitely like in a prospective spouse (“the must-haves???).

c. Feel free to also list a few things that are nice-to-have, but not an absolute must.

d. When you eventually communicate with prospective matches, be very honest about the qualities/traits that you would like to avoid.

14. Consider taking the “Myers Briggs Personality Test” located at: http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/jtypes2.asp.

a. It may appear somewhat silly and useless, but amazingly, it might reveal things about yourself that you never realized. Click the following link to understand what your personality type reveals

b. More importantly, based on what personality type you have, you may find suggestions about which personality type(s) will be a good match/complement for you. Feel free to ask a prospective match to take the Myers Briggs test as well, if they haven’t already done so. In our opinion, it is extremely beneficial and insightful. So please do take the test.

c. Very detailed info on Meyers-Briggs personality test here.

15. Finally, please ‘Spread the Word’ about our website www.EternalGarment.com to other friends, family, and community members. Please help us get the word out about this very needed and beneficial service to the entire Muslim ummah. Jazak’ Allahu Khairan.
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We hope and pray that the above few pieces of advice will be useful to you as you seek your life partner (on a matrimonial website), who will insha’Allah be the coolness of your eyes… Ameen. Till next time, Salaam Alaykum.

General Tips for a Muslim Wedding

Samana Siddiqui, SoundVision Foundation, Bridgeview, Illinois

There are plenty of things to consider in wedding planning and arrangement. These are a few things which are either unknown or forgotten:

1. Invite the poor

According to one Hadith, the worst meal is the feast of a Walima in which rich people are invited and poor people are left out.

Don’t let your Walima be a class-based affair. Make sure that all guests are welcome, regardless of their economic situation.

2. Invite a multiethnic audience

Make your wedding party more representative of the Ummah (the worldwide Muslim community) by inviting Muslims of different ethnic backgrounds, whether it’s the local Imam and his family who are Turkish, the African-American Muslima who accepted Islam recently or the Lebanese family in your neighborhood.

3. Practice gender privacy at your wedding

This means providing women-only space where sisters who observe different levels and types of Hijab feel comfortable.

Most sisters like to dress up for a wedding, but they want to enjoy themselves without being watched by strange men. Also remember that your other guests have nothing to lose with this kind of set up so in the end, providing for women-only space works out for the best for everyone.

There are different ways to accommodate women-only space in a hall.

You can have separate rooms for men and women. This is the ideal solution for maximum privacy.
You can have a room in which there is a curtain or a row of tall plants.
In larger halls, you can make two distinct areas.
If your family tradition is not to have weddings arranged in this way, consider this: you will Insha Allah (if Allah wills) receive Allah’s blessings if you do so for seeking to accommodate your guests and trying to observe an Islamic practice which has been in place for about 1400 years.

In programs where women-only space is provided, children need to be divided up between parents. Older boys should stay with their dads. Older girls stay with mom. Young girls who are toilet trained can also go with dad.

It should also be remembered that professional photographers can violate the privacy of individuals by taking photos or videos without their consent. If you are taking photos or videos make sure not to include non-relatives or those who do not want their picture taken.

4. Set up a hospitality line

This is a line of hosts who will welcome guests when they arrive at the wedding.

Those who will be included in the hospitality line need to be told in advance that they will be part of it. They should not be told once they reach the hall for the wedding.

5. Have the hosts make rounds during dinner

When guests are digging into dinner, hosts should go around, making sure everyone has what they need and inviting those who are finished to take more.

6. Set the stage

It should be decided by the hall committee who will sit on stage at the wedding and exactly where. This has to be done carefully. The feelings of relatives and close family friends are important to consider when making decisions about this.

7. Make sure to set up a gift table

Where are you going to put all those goodies? Set up a specific gift table near the stage with a sign saying “Please put gifts here. Thank you.”

8. Mind the bathrooms

Take into account how many guests are coming and see if the washrooms at the hall are big enough. If it’s a large gathering, request hall administrators to have a cleaning person come in every half hour or so to clean up quickly in between.

Also, if one of the prayers occurs during the wedding, that means the washrooms will be used for Wudu (ablution before prayer). Ask the hall administrators to accommodate this by providing extra paper towels.

9. Avoid making unnecessary announcements

Avoid making unnecessary announcements of any sort during the program and keep the microphone close by so children do not mess around with it.