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Meet up before Marriage

Meet up before Marriage

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Meet up before Marriage

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It is preferred and an advice from the Messenger of Allah (saws) to the believers that the couple who are thinking of getting married,  should meet up and see,  talk and try to know each other.    Thus,  there is absolutely no harm,  if a boy and a girl meet up before marriage;   provided that one condition of this meeting is met:   that the girl should always be with a mehram (father,  brother,  uncle, etc) while meeting the boy.

Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 3118        Narrated by Umar ibn al-Khattab

The Prophet (saws) said, "Whenever a man is alone with a woman,  the Devil makes a third."

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