By Emily Chow. The two are at Halal Speed Dating, a new matchmaking event in Kuala Lumpur that is helping Malaysian Muslims find partners in a largely conservative society where courtship is frowned upon and marriages are often arranged. The dating service is halal, meaning permissible under Islamic law, as it is practiced with an Islamic twist: women speed daters must be chaperoned by a wali, or guardian until she gets married and who grants her the permission to do so. Malaysia is a largely moderate Muslim country, where Islam is the official religion and ethnic Malay Muslims make up two thirds of the 30 million people.
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Looking out nervously from her pink headscarf, Malaysian single Siti Aisha chats with a man she has never met, but who could become her husband following their Islamic speed-dating session. The Malaysian concept, staged in a Kuala Lumpur restaurant, is a new twist on the practice of heavily chaperoned matchmaking, but aimed at modern singles for whom time is of the essence. But unlike Western-style speed dating, which is geared toward matching up people for later dates and courtship on their own, couples in the Islamic version are expected to seek marriage soon after both sides agree, including the parents. But conservative attitudes are rising, and the speed dating sessions have been embraced as an alternative to online matchmaking sites or apps that many Malaysian Muslims view as geared more for Western-style casual flings. But we hope to bring it back.