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“In America, the expectation of what a marriage is is very different than in more traditional, conservative societies,” he says.
“One of the things we tried to do with the app is be unapologetically progressive.” With this view, Minder requires profile photos (Ishqr hides pics until a match has been accepted) and avoids restrictive religious features: “We didn’t want it to be a religious thing.
They include Halaler, Muzmatch, Salaam Swipe, Half Our Deen (after the Koranic verse “When a man marries, he has fulfilled half of the deen,” deen being Arabic for ), Muslima, Crescent, and Minder.
With around 67 percent of American Muslims under the age of 40 and the Muslim portion of the total U. population projected to double by 2050 (it’s currently 3.3.
million, according to Pew Research), this slice of the American pie is growing increasingly vibrant.
For its members, many of whom grew up in small towns with few Muslims, dating apps help solve the problem of how to find each other.
Unfortunately, his college town’s tight Muslim community yielded a dearth of prospects: “Everyone was either engaged or married, or too young for me.” But, in Minder, a swipe-right-or-left app described as the Muslim Tinder, he found the connective medium he needed.When Humaira Mubeen graduated from college in 2012, she fumbled around for a place that felt true to her.