“Some people are concerned about judgment or not being a good religious person.” And when you are single, or on apps, for some, it may feel like the last resort.
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Saunia Ahmad, a clinical psychologist of Toronto Psychology Clinic, says while there are many types of Muslims out there, all with different needs when it comes to love, the concept of online dating for some may still be considered taboo.“Some Muslims are fine with it, while other more devout Muslims ask if this type of dating is OK or not,” she tells Global News.“In Islam, part of our mission or objective religiously is getting married.”And those people who still identify as Muslims, but engage in premarital sex or drink alcohol, for example, may also face additional challenges, Ahmad adds, to finding someone who can connect with them specifically, without being judged.But online dating itself has also changed the way Muslims date, she adds.The program is open to all elementary school children in Ontario whose parents/guardians want them to learn another language as well as English and French.Classes are open to all elementary school students, regardless of their cultural and ethnic background.