To me religion is most important factor when it comes to looking for a future spouse, so it only makes sense that I talk about that. I'm striving to become a better Muslim on a daily basis. I perform all my fardh duties and aim to incorporate as much of the Sunnah of our beloved Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as I possibly can. But I'm far from content with where I'm at and want to keep growing. I'm currently taking online courses from Eman Academy on Aqidah and Fiqh to further cement my foundational knowledge of the Deen, while simultaneously taking an online Arabic course for the sole intention of understanding the Quran in it's original, purest, and most beautiful form. I can read Arabic with Tajwid الحمدلله , I just never learnt to understand it. So ideally I'd love to find someone that wants the same thing or already knows the language and is willing to help me on my way inshaAllah. I hope to be fluent in a year ان شاءاللہ I try my best to follow the Quran and Sunnah as a guideline for how to live my life as the salaf al-salih (first three generations of Muslims) practiced and understood their religion. I'm pretty strict regarding this and will not entertain or compromise on anything that falls outside this framework. I'm completely happy to correct myself if there's anything I do that contradicts or goes against it - truth over pride. I always like to think critically and don't like the concept of blind faith; I believe we should know the reason behind why we do things rather than acting upon them purely because we were told to. I don't take part in celebrations or any form of bidah such as khatams or mawlid/milaad, so if you do, then it's a definite no from me. I also choose not to listen to music and I'm working towards cutting out movies and shows ان شاءاللہ. I do like to watch educational documentaries, Islamic lectures and the odd football/cricket match.
My long term goals
I have quite a few goals, which have changed through time. My goals used to be a lot more dunya oriented, but now I’ve chosen to focus more on my Akhirah instead. My short term goals: I want to settle down and get a job soon inshaAllah, but I will take some time out to pursue an Arabic programme, such that I have a good command of the Arabic language and can continue my pursuit of Islamic knowledge. I feel at that point I would feel comfortable to settle down and get married inshaAllah. This is all tentative at the moment and things can change as I may work while doing the programme as well. Long term: I hope to be able to reach a level such that I can teach Arabic and Islamic studies in the future inshaAllah. I also want to get involved in a lot of charity projects and have a lot of plans in mind. I want to also complete Hajj inshaAllah
Things I'm looking for in a partner
Minimum requirements: Salah: Has to pray all the obligatory salah. I can't stress this enough. Hijab: I mean proper hijab. No tight clothes that reveal body shape, uncovered awrah, excessive makeup, turbans etc. Would prefer abaya/jilbab. I also welcome the niqab but don't see it as obligatory. Culture: Doesn't prioritise cultural practices over Islamic ones. Bid'ah: Doesn't celebrate/take part in milaads and khatams or any form of innovations that are not from the Quran and Sunnah. Zuhd: Is not attached to the dunya and material possessions, rather finds contentment and pleasure through pleasing Allah swt. Homeschooling: Is committed to this way of raising pious children. Free Mixing: Does not needlessly interact with the opposite gender Social media: Has hayaa and doesn't post pictures of themselves on social media. I will have Ghayrah over my spouse, so I can't allow this. Wedding: wants a very simple wedding, in accordance with the Sunnah, that's gender separated with no cultural practices