If you think about it openly, you will remember many times in your life or the lives of others you know who dated. Harm can be in the form of physical and/or emotional abuse, unintended pregnancy, disease, being used by the other, losing time in an unsuccessful relationship, etc.The list of possible and probable harm is great and can lead to feelings of mistrust, suspicion, jealousy, anger, hate, rage, failure, etc, etc.The ancient biblical kingdoms of Moab, Gilead, and Edom lie within its borders, as does the famed red stone city of Petra, the capital of the Nabatean kingdom and of the Roman province of Arabia Petraea.British traveler Gertrude Bell said of Petra, “It is like a fairy tale city, all pink and wonderful.” Part of the Ottoman Empire until 1918 and later a mandate of the United Kingdom, Jordan has been an independent kingdom since 1946.In Islam, and typically in Jordan, dating is forbidden. During this time of dating, many men, but especially many women get hurt.Dating is forbidden to protect the man and mostly the woman from unintentional or intentional harm. Whether it was intentional or unintentional, the fact is they get harmed through dating.The family of the boy and the by himself may meet many different women and their families before finding ‘Mrs. And the girl, may meet many boys and their families before finding ‘Mr. Once the couple have met each other and decided to be a good marital match, they then talk more and more to get to know each other better; however, this is traditionally supervised/chaperoned talk. Part of the low divorce rate is because it is not a social norm, but also because of this lack of dating prior to marriage.
They keep in good shape and after a walk through town on a hot day you’ll have more than one reason to need a cold shower.For myself, 3 of the 4 siblings my husband has, have met their wives and now soon to be husband, in this traditional way. I am use to the idea, and contrary to my often Western thinking, I even like the idea.I thought it would be a good time to not only increase the awareness of how engagement and marriage is done here in Jordan, but also in Islam. I thought this would be a good opportunity to explain the rational behind ‘arranged marriages’ in Islam, and what arranged marriage actually means here in Jordan.Jordan is a young state that occupies an ancient land, one that bears the traces of many civilizations.
Separated from ancient Palestine by the Jordan River, the region played a prominent role in biblical history.Living in the Mid-western states of The United States, traditional engagement goes a little like this.: Boy meets girl, girl likes boy, boy and girl date, boy and girl fall in love, boy asks girl to marry him, girl says yes, girl and boy get married.