Learn about the prerequisites and formalities of marriage in Islam

Islamic marriage

The best way to make a family and get plenty of baraka

As said in the Quranic verse : “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people who reflect.” (S30v21)

In Islam, marriage is :


The best family institution


A life balance


A daily soothing


Family preservation

What are the critera of Islamic marriage ?

As said in the Qur’anic verse: “Among His signs is that he has created wives for you from yourselves so that you may find calm and shelter with them and that he has established between you bonds of tenderness and mercy. There are certain signs in this for people who meditate.” S30V21.

As reported by Abou Hureyra (RA), our Prophet Mohamed (SAWS) said : "A woman is married for four things, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So you should marry the religious woman (otherwise) you will be a losers." (al Boukhari et Mouslim)

The approval of your future bride and the contract signature can only be done in the presence of witnesses.

The dowry is provided to your future bride and should be proportional to your income level, in order to avoid any issues.

The mouqabalah

The candidates meeting is always done while following the precepts of Islam

The messenger of Allah, Mohamed (SWS) said : “Whoever has faith in Allah and the Last Day, let him not be alone with an unrelated woman without her guardian. Verily, the third of them is Satan.”
If two persons are interested in knowing each other before an Islamic marriage, it shall be in the form of Mouqabalah. It is a meeting that is done under the supervision of a mahram/waliy in order to keep the conversation respectful and flowing. We are aware that social media is not the best place to find serious partners, this is why we thought about this method that makes things easier and helped hundreds of muslims throughout France.
During the Mouqabalah exchange, it is highly recommended to discuss the topics that could make the other person a good match (or that can be a dealbreaker). Here some topics that topics that you want to mention during the Mouqabalah :

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