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The guy in the suit was an electrical engineer from Atlanta named Mo Raza, 30. Kadir, who owns an insurance business in Tampa, went to one a couple of years ago and Raza was asking him how it worked. “You might not want to ask everyone that,” he said.
The banquet has been part of the annual convention of the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in some form or another for more than two decades, said the group’s matrimonial assistant, Tabasum Ahmad.
Halal Speed Dating’s founders say most of their clients hope to find a spouse.
A client can shortlist up to three possible partners but can only negotiate marriage with one at a time, in accordance with Islamic rules.
Arranged marriages, strictly-controlled family introductions and chaperones are familiar territory for some young Muslims. A new approach to dating has been launched by a couple of young Asian entrepreneurs who set out to introduce young professional Muslims to more prospective partners in one evening than they may meet in a lifetime.
"We are not working against tradition, but are essentially taking the burden away from families," said Ashok Gupta, the man behind Asian Speed Dating.
Online matchmaking is also popular, but some prefer to meet in person.