Are parents in North America going to arrange the marriages of their young children as is done in some Islamic countries?In Islamic countries there are matrimonial brokers and agents who work to match the brides and bridegroom.A question arises as to how they met each other before their marriage? They had probably met at work and dated each other.
Parents have the support of the community in finding spouses for their children.
Relatives, networking, social gatherings particularly weddings, make arranging marriages easier.
The first group is "Strict Muslims" who date halal (in an Islamically permissible style).
The second group I call "Eid Muslims," because many are not strict in practice and attend mosques only on holidays.
African-American Muslims, as well as Arab and Asian immigrants from cultures that practice arranged marriages--are now unenthusiastic to do the same for their own children.
In an arranged marriage, a Muslim family usually investigates the prospective candidate further - talking with teachers, professors, employers, friends, family, Imams, colleagues, etc. It is a well-known fact that Islamic religious or cultural events are often segregated by gender?They shall cover their chests, and shall not relax this code in the presence of other than their husbands, their fathers, the fathers of their husbands, their sons, the sons of their husbands, their brothers, the sons of their brothers, the sons of their sisters, other women, the male servants or employees whose sexual drive has been nullified, or the children who have not reached puberty.They shall not strike their feet when they walk in order to shake and reveal certain details of their bodies.Do not consummate the marriage until their interim is fulfilled.You should know that GOD knows your innermost thoughts, and observe Him.In the United States, parents are left alone and cut off from these networks.