Is internet dating haram
By that time, the "rightfully yours" dream date may be out of your life and you realize your useful excuse provided temporary pleasure at a great expense to your soul.The main problem with the rightfully yours argument is that this Quranic statement has nothing to do with supporting dating intentions.And aside from that, how about learning the Islamic basics of marriage, the rights of the spouse and readying yourself to making a lifetime commitment?Some time would definitely have to be invested on your spiritual education which should be a higher priority than your financial and career development.If you feel you can date someone without the physical stuff, you gotta be real with yourself.For some, there may be a sincere intention to have only a platonic social interaction with a person.However, if you are giving in to your urges and satisfying your physical desires, I suggest you fasten your seat belt before continuing to read some of the verses I come cross in the Qur’an.
The classic argument to support physical relations is claiming that the person is "rightfully yours." You convince yourself that the person you are dating, which happens to be a fellow Muslim or a potential convert, will be your future spouse which is exactly what I had done when I first had a serious relationship going with my wife of 3 years.I hate to take something from a song, much less a Beyonce song but in this case, "If you want it, then you better put a ring on it." (Of course when it comes to Muslims, you don't need a ring to get married but you get my point.)Basically, Dating makes you forget about Allah (obeying him, doing the right thing).The daily challenge of obeying Allah and doing the right thing becomes harder and less active in your mind as you become increasingly attracted to your mate with your thoughts, emotions, and time.Based on the flawed reasoning, sexual relations with someone who is rightfully yours is not as bad and makes you feel less guilty about your actions.If you think about this line of reasoning carefully, you will find some big problems.