But we hope to bring it back.” Zuhri and his wife met at an unrelated match-making event in 2012 and now have a baby boy.
But he wanted to create something more in line with Islamic principles.
As an added incentive, Malaysian Muslims face possible fines and jail terms for committing , the Islamic crime of being alone with a member of the opposite sex other than a spouse or close relative.
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“Sectarian sounds like a dirty work but it’s really not. Those divisions, as well as gender divisions, makes it hard for people to meet each other serendipitously.
Siti, a 29-year-old graphic designer, has not been in a relationship since her university days.
“I’m here to find someone for marriage because I’m too busy to meet anyone and I spend all my free time with my family,” she said during a break, as her parents eagerly compared notes on the male prospects.