Between courting and dating
First of all, Muslim youth develop very close friendships with their same-sex peers.This "sisterhood" or "brotherhood" that develops when they are young continues throughout their lives, and serves as a network to become familiar with other families.This dating ritual is a part of the human mating process of the couple. It is how we find out if a partner would be a good choice in an intimate relationship or marriage. Dating can also be a type of social courtship, with events being done by the couple.Examples of going out on a date could be going out to dinner, or going to see a movie.Dating was evil and Courtship, whatever it was, was godly, good and Biblical.
Young Muslim men and women (or boys and girls) do not enter into one-on-one intimate relationships, spending time alone together and "getting to know one another" in a very deep way as a precursor to selecting a marital partner.Christian families hear a lot about courtship and dating these days, but often lack clear ideas as to the differences between a dating approach and the courtship concept.