The majority of Muslims also follow the teachings and practices of Muhammad (sunnah) as recorded in traditional accounts (hadith). Allāh) is eternal, transcendent and absolutely one (tawhid or monotheism); that God is incomparable, self-sustaining and neither begets nor was begotten; that Islam is the complete and universal version of a primordial faith that has been revealed before through many prophets including Abraham, Ishmael, Moses, and Jesus; The religious practices of Muslims are enumerated in the Five Pillars of Islam: the declaration of faith (shahadah), daily prayers (salat), fasting during the month of Ramadan (sawm), almsgiving (zakat), and the pilgrimage to Mecca (hajj) at least once in a lifetime.
They have the ideal of the working wife, but their ideal doesn't match the reality."Women with successful careers - the lawyers, the doctors, the CEOs - are usually overlooked. The marriage issue seems to be the biggest issue that is facing Muslims in terms of their personal lives."The growing difficulty in meeting like-minded Muslims has also led Canadian-born Khalil Jessa to develop 'Salaam Swipe', a mobile dating app for Muslims.
Like popular dating app Tinder, users swipe right on someone's profile if they're interested, and swipe left if they're not.
The app will launch in the coming months."Growing up as a Muslim in North America, I think we face a very big irony when it comes to relationships and marriage than any other community," he said over the phone, from his home in Vancouver.
"We're expected to find Muslim partners and then simultaneously, we're actually prevented from getting to know anyone of the opposite gender until there's a sudden burst or urgency to find a partner.""But then, to find someone, we have to follow this culturally dictated process like sending biodata to our grandmothers, or having family-sanctioned meetings.
"We're seeing an increasing number of young Muslims entering into higher education.
And that is creating a need for suitably educated partners especially from a women's perspective."Gender roles are also evolving within the Western Muslim community, which is creating further complications.
With smaller social networks, parents aren't able to provide their children with suitable matrimonial partners.
The rise in education rates amongst Muslim women has also decreased the pool of suitable partners.
According to the same study, Muslims have the highest fertility rates (3.1) of any major religious group.