Muslims and dating rules
A woman can also become a representative to pronounce the marriage formula.
The woman with whom such a marriage is concluded is called da'ima (i.e. In a fixed time marriage (Mut'ah), the period of matrimony is fixed, for example, matrimonial relation is contracted with a woman for an hour, or a day, or a month, or a year, or more.
However, the period fixed for the marriage should not exceed the span of normal lives of the spouses, because in that case, the marriage will be treated as a permanent one.
The art of dating is viewed very differently in the Muslim community and strict rules apply where most families are concerned.
Some may have relaxed these rules a little as a result of living within Western communities, but even in those cases, youngsters are still expected to stick to the basics.
Issue 2377: * If a woman and a man themselves want to recite the formula of permanent marriage, the woman should first say: Zawwajtuka nafsi 'alas sidaqil ma'lum (i.e.