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Podcast: Like Tinder, But Safer: Troubleshooting Arranged Muslim Marriages | Newaz Ahmed


The biodatas that we send and receive are inherently superficial. We’re not given much time to make a decision on that limited information, and so the result is the same sort of superficiality, an un-Islamic swipe based on attractiveness alone.

When I tell people I want a religious wife, they seem to translate that as subservient to me, not Allah. And that scares me.Click To Tweet

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Newaz is a PhD student researching genes involved in the development of Autism Spectrum Disorder and a lifelong Dallas, TX native. In his spare time he seeks to broaden his appreciation and understanding of Islam and do more to be a better ally for social justice.

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  1. Yasmeen Qadri

    March 26, 2020 at 2:53 PM

    I enjoyed listening to Newaz’s story about arranged muslim marriage. I would like to share my perspective, as the mother whose all 3 children opt for arranged marriage.

    Thank you.

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