Mirzan sites various reasons for this: parents are not always able to introduce potential spouses.
Second and third generations are not very keen to marry a relative or someone coming from the ‘village’, poorly versed in English or/and poorly educated.
These events are meant to provide a service to the Muslim community by helping single Muslims find the ‘right marriage partner’. He is a 37-year-old father of two, born in England from Indian Muslim parents.So that's why we'd like to get the father involved as early as possible."About 5,700 people have signed up for Halal Speed Dating, typically working professionals aged between 25 to 35 who are too busy to meet people the "normal" way.The long-term goal for participants is marriage and that is a condition applicants must agree to at registration.At Halal Speed Dating, all matchmaking sessions begin with a talk on marriage in Islam.Women must be accompanied to the event by a chaperone - typically a parent - and after the session, a man matched with an interested woman has to call the woman's father first for his permission to proceed.