Muslim views on dating
Marriage is highly valued and regarded as being half of one's faith, according to a saying of Muhammad.Whether marriage is obligatory or merely allowed has been explored by several scholars, and agreed that "If a person has the means to marry and has no fear of mistreating his wife or of committing the unlawful if he does marry, then marriage in his case is mustahabb (preferred)." The Quran advises men that if they are certain of a rebellious attitude by the woman, they should first admonish her, then refuse to share beds, and finally beat her, according to Quran .A formal, binding contract is considered integral to a religiously valid Islamic marriage, and outlines the rights and responsibilities of the groom and bride.There must be two Muslim witnesses of the marriage contract.(Today most Islamic scholars agree that it be without leaving a mark and not on the face).This refers to serious breaches of behavior such as being promiscuous according to renowned 20th-century scholar Muhammad Hamidullah which is not expected from a dutiful wife, and not for simple disobedience to the husband.
The wali of the bride is normally a male relative of the bride, preferably her father.They were rarely bound by contract for marriage or custody of children and their consent was rarely sought.Women were seldom allowed to divorce their husbands and their view was not regarded for either a marriage or divorce.If they do that, then forsake them in their beds and hit them, but without causing injury or leaving a mark.If they obey you, then do not seek means of annoyance against them.
Muhammad had reformed the laws and procedures of the common marriage practices that existed during his prophethood.