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During the high medieval period, the Islamic world was at its cultural peak, supplying information and ideas to Europe, via Andalusia, Sicily and the Crusader kingdoms in the Levant.
These included Latin translations of the Greek Classics and of Arabic texts in astronomy, mathematics, science, and medicine.
There's an expectation on the part of men that women should be baby providers or in the domestic sphere.
They have the ideal of the working wife, but their ideal doesn't match the reality."Women with successful careers - the lawyers, the doctors, the CEOs - are usually overlooked. The marriage issue seems to be the biggest issue that is facing Muslims in terms of their personal lives."The growing difficulty in meeting like-minded Muslims has also led Canadian-born Khalil Jessa to develop 'Salaam Swipe', a mobile dating app for Muslims.
"We're expected to find Muslim partners and then simultaneously, we're actually prevented from getting to know anyone of the opposite gender until there's a sudden burst or urgency to find a partner.""But then, to find someone, we have to follow this culturally dictated process like sending biodata to our grandmothers, or having family-sanctioned meetings.
"So they would try and meet someone on their own."University College London sociologist and researcher Dr Fauzia Ahmad said the breakdown in family relationship is one factor that has contributed to the so-called Muslim marriage crisis in the West.
Although she's now married, Awad said online technology would have been a great help during her quest for love."Using the internet has absolutely open doors that would have been completely closed to us before."While convenient and an obvious by-product of modern technology, Dr Ahmad isn't convinced online dating is the answer.
"The development of all these online dating services and apps are very symptomatic of the way Muslim marriage practices are now emulating Western forms of communication."Some people would rather not go to an event because they're afraid of the face to face rejection and so they hide behind the internet.
Parents who have migrated to Western countries no longer have the same extended family and community connections they once did in their home country, Dr Ahmad said, who researches Muslim marriages and relationships in Britain.
With smaller social networks, parents aren't able to provide their children with suitable matrimonial partners.