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He created an app really similar to the famous dating platform Tinder, but added some extra features to fit the preferences of Muslims.

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But conservative attitudes are rising, and the speed dating sessions have been embraced as an alternative to online match-making sites or apps that many Malaysian Muslims view as geared more for Western-style casual flings.

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.

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.

So you can say you’re a liberal Sunni or a conservative Shia,” he continued.

Another interesting feature about the app is that it gives users enhanced privacy, “like an incognito mode that will hide you from your friends and family”.

Could it be that the future of ‘halal dating’ lies in the hands of this application?

Muzmatch is an app created by Shahzad Younes after he found out his friends were having a hard time finding their significant other for marriage.

What are your thoughts on this halal dating application?

Looking out nervously from her pink headscarf, Malaysian single Siti Aisha chats with a man she has never met, but who could become her husband following their Islamic speed-dating session.

“I think maybe there’s one or two potentials, but even if it doesn’t work out I get to meet new people,” she says. Zuhri, meanwhile, warned that popular Western-based dating apps such as Tinder “can lead to social ills like premarital sex, abandoned babies and extramarital affairs.” Siti’s father Jamali Kamarudin says they had tried other methods including match-making via friends but “it didn’t work out very well.” “This is very new and it’s our first time, but hopefully it works out.

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