Walking through the hustle and bustle of the festival, I began to reminiscence the last two years when I had volunteered as the security coordinator of the event.
I recalled the stress of working with the city and local police department.
Aunty network is on high alert to identify eligible bachelorettes for me and close friends are also on the lookout.
Heck, I even carefully crafted an online profile on a popular Muslim matchmaking site.
Like everything else in life, I knew finding my life partner would take effort, tenacity and patience.
And I was willing to explore all options to find Ms Right.“Is it permissible”? The ones I attended were held in mosques or Islamic events.
There would be sometimes an Imam and definitely moderators to oversee the event. It was a hot day, I left the comfort of the AC in my car to begin the trek on foot.
The destination, Mississauga Celebration Square, which was adjacent to the mall where I had parked my car.This was a special weekend, Muslim Fest 2012 was taking place.I attended one; ok maybe more like five in the last three years. Muslim Speed Dating; sounds like an oxymoron considering the popular view point in Islam which states that it is not permissible.I will compassionately offer a minute to those laughing hysterically to catch their breath… In Islam, there are strict rules of conduct on this subject.One key point is the required presence of a chaperon when two strangers of the opposite sex are conversing with each other.This is to ensure that there is no hanky panky (pretend I said that in a desi accent). Google search “Muslim spinster crisis”, or “where are all the good Muslim men(women) gone” or some variation.