HOD Events

Live Call with Baba Ali…Coming Soon

Assalamu alaikum

Quick heads up.  Alhamdulillah we’ve gotten amazing feedback from the launch of the Muslim Marriage Movement and clearly there is lots of work to do.  I wanted to give you a heads up to look out for a special LIVE call Baba Ali that we will be doing very soon in shaa Allah. (more…)

HOD Offline Singles Events 2016!

Half Our Deen Offline 2016 is here. New events, new cities, plenty of matches

Visit www.halfourdeen.com/offline. If you would like an event run in your state please do email us on offline@halfourdeen.com.

HalfOurDeen events are different. They aren’t like the typical Muslim-speed-dating events that herd all of the attendees into a room and force them to fend for themselves. You know there is supposed to be some type of structure and that your chance of finding an agreeable potential spouse is higher. You have heard the statistics and seen how many matches were made at every event and on our website. But knowing all of this doesn’t help to settle your stomach, as your sweaty palm turns the knob leading to what could be the best marriage event you ever attend or just another bust. (more…)

Half Our Deen now works on your phone!

Assalammu’ Alaikum,

Recently, we have made some improvements to Half Our Deen.  The new design is now mobile friendly, which means you can use it via your phone or tablet.  Although we have made some improvements to the site, we still have a lot more to do in the upcoming weeks.  We thank you for your patience.

Eid Mubarak 2013!

Eid Mubaarak!

We pray that you had a blessed and fulfilling Ramadan and a joyful Eid.

Ramadan was a month of mercy and a time to grow closer to Allah (swt). It was also an excellent time to continue making duaa to find your other half. During Ramadan there are many times when supplications are accepted so hopefully you took full advantage of them! Now that the month of supplication has concluded it is time to refocus on your search for your other half.

We have been busy here at Halfourdeen.com rolling out a few new updates over the past month.  One of the new features we now have is that everyone is required to fully fill out their profile. Many members have complained in the past that users would sign up and keep their profile rather bare. This made it difficult for the other members to learn more about them. As such, anyone who has not filled out their profile will be prompted to do so prior to accessing the rest of the site. All surveys must be completed and a minimum of 300 characters must be in both the “About Me” and “About My Spouse” fields.  It is our hope that this update will allow all users a fair insight into each other.

Additionally, we are working on developing new features for the site that will be added in the coming months. One of these features is the much sought after private photos! Insha Allah, once this feature is added users will have the ability to hide their photos and share certain only with people they are interested in.

We have also been busy running a few offline events in the past couple of months. Our last three events were held on the East Coast, in Chicago, Boston, and New York. These events had a combined total of 180 attendees resulting in 54 matches! We are beyond excited to have helped more than 100 people find their potential other half.

InshaAllah, we will be having more offline events all over the country in the coming months. The upcoming events will be held in:
New York – November 2013. Sign Up Here
Virginia – TBD
Atlanta – November 23 2013. Sign Up Here
Los Angeles – November 2013 (Thanksgiving Weekend). Sign Up Here
Chicago – December 2013 (Xmas Weekend).  Sign Up Here

For more information on these events, and others, be sure to visit www.halfourdeen.com/offline

May this Ramadan have been a fruitful one for you and your family and a means of bringing you closer to finding your other half. May you spend next Eid with the spouse of your dreams.  Aaameen

What’s new at Half Our Deen?


It’s time for another update with all the amazing things happening at Halfourdeen.com! Over the past few weeks we have been blessed with having not one but rather three separate news stories released that showcase the uniqueness of Halfourdeen.com. We also have some updates on the latest Halfourdeen Offline events.

Illume Magazine produced an article that offers not only insight into how Baba Ali came to the decision to start Halfourdeen.com but also shares the story of our very own Afra and Sammy. It highlights the main philosophy behind Halfourdeen.com and what sets us apart from other Muslim matrimonial services.

They also released an infographic with our statistics from 2012. This graphic is a great way to get the gist of what Halfourdeen.com is. It would also be a great link to send to friends or family who have not heard of Halfourdeen.com before.

The third piece was both a radio interview and article by KALW 91.7FM in San Francisco. A local reporter came out and covered the HOD offline event that happened there recently. She shares both her thoughts on the event as well as those of some of the attendees.

Our latest offline event was our first event ever (!) on the East Coast. It was held in New York and brought in over 72 attendees and 22 mutual matches MashAllah! It was an overall success with glowing reviews. R.K, said “the event was well organized and an appropriate environment where Muslims can seek out their other half’” and N.M said she “felt the most comfortable she could be in a situation like this”. To cap off the evening we had our NY success story couple attend the event to share their inspiring story!

Lastly, inshaAllah we are continuing to bring HalfOurDeen offline to as many cities as we can this year. Below is an updated list with cities and dates. As more cities are planned we will be sure to let you know!

Orange County – April 6th –Sign Up
Tampa FL – April 6th – 
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Santa Clara – April 14th – 
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Dallas, Texas – April 14th – 
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Phoenix, Arizona – April 20th – 
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Boston, MA – May TBD
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Chicago, IL – June TBD – 
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More Half Our Deen Offline Coming Up!

Along with running Halfourdeen.com we also strive to bring Half Our Deen Offline events to as many cities as we can. These events take all the things you love about HOD and deliver them in person. They are unlike any other Muslim matchmaking event you have ever been to.

One of the ways we differentiate ourselves from other events is by screening those who wish to attend, in order to insure that there is a balance in the attendees. An HOD member who attended our last offline event noticed how helpful this was and had this to say on the matter, “The fact that there were an equal number of men and women was helpful in terms of making it more convenient to socialize”.

The greatest difference, however, is how the events are structured. A lot of care is put into facilitating an environment that allows everyone to feel comfortable and to get to know as much as they can about their potential matches. This comfortable setting is one of the aspects we get the most feedback on. After our last event one attendee wrote us to say, “I like the openness of the event. Everyone had a lot of freedom” and another said “I thought it was a great idea to have a somewhat casual dress code because it lets everyone be themselves and see others as they would if they bumped into each other, say, on a sidewalk or at a park.”

These events have been a great success, Alhamdulillah, with over 70 mutual matches. The HOD Offline team works hard to ensure they provide the best event possible but it is also important for those wishing to attend to take initiative in order for it to be a success for them. Some of the ways you can do that is by:

1) Come to the event with an open mind. Even though you may have an idea in your mind of who your ideal match is be open to the possibility that the perfect person for you may be slightly outside of that box.
2) Write down the questions that matter most to you. In the moment it is easy to get flustered and forget what you had wanted to ask. This insures that you gather the necessary information to make an informed choice.
3) Present yourself honestly. Don’t dress to impress if that’s not who you are! There is no right or wrong way to act or dress what matters is that the person that shows up on the day of the event is a true representation of who you are.
4) Put your trust in Allah and make duaa. No matter what you do or what the Half Our Deen team does, the only way you will find your match at an event is if Allah (swt) wills for it to be.

In the next few months we plan on bringing Half Our Deen Offline to the East Coast, Arizona and California. For more information on a certain event be sure to click on the link.

New York City – February 22nd 2013. Sign up here
Boston – February 23rd 2013. Sign up here
Chicago – February 24th 2013. Sign up here
Phoenix – March 2013 – Sign up here
Santa Clara – March/April 2013 – Sign up here
Orange County April 2013 – Sign up here
Texas – TBD

Thank you for letting Half Our Deen services be a part of your search for a partner. Please keep us your dua’as as we will continue to keep you in ours. May Allah guide you to that which pleases Him.

Another Successful Half Our Deen Offline Event!

The latest Half Our Deen Offline event was  held a couple weeks ago in Santa Clara, California, on September 29th.  By the grace of Allah (swt) it was a smashing success! We could not be more proud of the team who worked tirelessly to ensure that things went smoothly. But most of all we are so very excited for all those who attended and who may have found their other halves.

Alhamdulilah, we had a packed house with 74 attendees. Everyone had a great time and at the end of the afternoon 84% of those who attended expressed interest in at least 1 person and 20 matches were made! All the effort that is put into Half Our Deen is in hopes of great outcomes like these. But you don’t have to take our word for it, here are what some of the attendees had to say:

Wanted to take this opportunity to thank all the organizers for putting together such a unique and tailored event mA.” – Brother, 32

I appreciate how organized this has been- pleasantly unusual for a Muslim-run event.”- Sister, 27

First and foremost I would like to thank you for putting on an amazing HOD event. I felt as if it really worked for me. May Allah (SWT) reward the team for their hard work” -Sister, 28

Hello HOD team – hope all is well on your end =)
First I wanted to just write and commend HOD for the event held in Santa Clara on 9/29. I have never attended a “matchmaking” event and probably will not want to attend another one – unless it’s being hosted by HOD. AH you guys have set the bar so high…by being exclusive, productive, and also respecting the privacy of the people attending. Its so funny you would never think that this process of “finding someone” would be so difficult but your team made it fun, comfortable, and humorous as well – which relaxed everyone. I was very nervous going in – but AH had a very good time and enjoyed interacting with everyone =)” -Sister, 35

Jazak Allah Khair for hosting the event and working so hard to help us meet our other halves.” -Sister, 27

It was a really well-arranged event. This is the very first time I attended an event like this and was pleasantly surprised at the setup” -Brother, 30

The great news is we are working to bring our Offline events to many cities across the globe as  possible. InshaAllah our next Half Our Deen Offline event will be in Tampa Bay, Florida on November 17th. The following weekend we will be back in California with an event on the 25th in Long Beach before jetting to Toronto, Canada in December. For more information, the full schedule and to sign up visit www.hodoffline.com .

Half Our Deen Offline Events Coming to a City Near You!

 

Here at Half Our Deen it is our goal to change the face of Muslim matchmaking both on and offline. We take a look at how things are normally done then come up with a way that makes it more efficient, private, and successful, with help of Allah (swt). Alhamdulilah, our past 4 offline events have been a great success and we are getting ready to launch a few more in the coming months. But before we get to that what is a Half Our Deen offline event?

A typical Muslim matchmaking get together is set up in the same was as speed dating. You speak to a person for 5 minutes, ask as many questions as you can, and then debate whether to give them your contact information or not. By the end of the night you might have a list of names and numbers of people you really don’t know much about. Not only that, the only way you can find out more about them is to get in touch with each and every one of them.

Half Our Deen offline turns these awkward matchmaking events into one that brings results, and here is how:

1- We keep our events private. Only people who have registered and paid are told the location of the event. You will have no drop ins or uninvited guests.

2- Everyone who registers is required to fill out a survey about themselves. This survey helps us place you with potential matches that are compatible.

3- One of the first activities we do at the event is a personality test. Everyone will get a sticker that shows what type they are to go on their name tag. This way you can learn about them without having to even say a word. There will also be more activities throughout the night to get to know each other better.

4- Everyone at the event is required to have a Half Our Deen offline profile. That way no personal information needs to be exchanged. If you find someone interesting simply jot down their profile and check it out when you get home. If you decide you don’t like them after all simply click the “I’d rather fast” button and you won’t have to hear from them again. However, if you are still interested you can take the next steps, answer their questions, ask them to answer yours, and see where it goes!

By the grace of Allah (swt), these factors have helped us bring together 1 marriage and 36 matches in our last 4 events. Add to that the over 320 matches made online in the past two years and it is no wonder why Half Our Deen is one of the top Muslim matchmaking sites.

InshaAllah over the coming months we plan on holding offline events in 5 cities:

  • Santa Clara, California – September 29 2012. Sign up here 
  • Southern California – November 2012 (Exact City/Date TBD). Sign up here 
  • Toronto, Canada – December 2012 (TBD). Sign up here 
  • New York City – February 2013. Sign up here 
  • London, England – TBD. Sign up here 

Spots will be limited so make sure to grab yours before they are gone. If you want to learn more about our offline events and what makes them unique be sure to check out this video:

Next HOD Offline Event in San Diego, 14th July 2012

It’s that time again. We are running our first HOD Offline Singles Event of 2012 in San Diego on 14th July Inshallah.  In our first event, 48 people got a seat and we had 10 people matching up! At our next event, 70+ people got a seat and 18 people matched up and 1 couple got married. At our third event 42 people got a seat and we had 17 people matching up.

Half Our Deen Offline is different than your typical Muslim Matchmaking events, and the results speak for themselves. Of course, we cannot guarantee success, but we are waorking hard to make the event different and fun with the hope that there will be success in it InshAllah. 

The typical matchmaking event held by other organizations is limited to the “halal speed dating” method. Where you speak to one person for a few minutes, and speak to many throughout the evening. Then, you have to decide which one you want to speak to at greater length for the potential of marriage down the road. It is understood that you need to spend more than three minutes with someone to find your other half. A typical HOD Offline event allows more than a few minutes interaction through several activities. We spend alot of time in planning our events to ensure the best possible success. 

Below is some of the positive feedback we received from our previous attendees to show this: 

• “The chance to interact with potential candidates on a HUMAN level”

• “It was very well organized. I liked the table groupings. The people at my table were very easy to get along with. The activities were well thought out, and executed very well”

• “Interactive and comfortable. Right amount of times for each activity.”

• “I really appreciated how much work you all put into keeping everything so organized and sorting everyone out according to preferences and religious compatibility. That kind of extra care really made me feel like you guys truly care about all of us finding our partners.”‘

Spots are already being filled so don’t procrastinate. If you know you can’t make it, please tell the single brothers & sisters you know InshaAllah. 

We hope to see you soon filling out your survey and registering for HOD Offline by clicking http://halfourdeen.polldaddy.com/s/offline-hod-registration-san-diego

We look forward to helping you find your other half! :)

Jazakhallah Khair,

HOD Offline Team

www.hodoffline.com

3rd HOD Offline Event: Santa Clara, CA – Dec 18th, 2011

It’s been a while, and we’ve missed you. After the success of our first two Offline Single’s Events in Orange County and Long Beach where 28 participants matched up, we are bringing you the first Offline event to Northern California. Inshallah this time we will be running the event in Santa Clara on the 18th of December 2011.


In the short time HOD has been running, nearly 200 couples have been married via its services. The small role Allah (swt) has allowed us to play in Muslim’s lives means a lot to us, Al Hamdulillah. Hearing members tell us “I found my other half on HOD” is absolutely priceless and makes our efforts all worth while.

Some of you may have participated and are part of the 100% of attendees that said they would recommend Offline to others. For those who haven’t, Half Our Deen Offline has taken a completely new approach to this process. HOD has designed their Muslim Matchmaking events differently and is always striving to improve. The typical matchmaking event held by other organizations is limited to the “halal speed dating” method, where you only speak to each person for a few minutes, and that’s not enough time to decide if their a candidate for marriage. Half Our Deen uses unique activities where you can learn about the different people at the event in a fun and natural way. More importantly, each person at the event is required to have a profile on Half Our Deen which allows each to learn more about them and specifically what their looking for in a spouse. And by having a profile online, there are no missed connections as anyone at the event can contact each other easily without having to give out personal phone numbers or email. Alhamdulillah Half Our Deen Offline has worked for many and we hope this event will work for you too. www.hodoffline.com

HOD Offline from Baba Ali on Vimeo.

Listen to what attendees had to say from our last event in Long Beach:

  • I have been to 2 mixers (aside from HOD’s) intended to introduce the singles to one another, and neither was as organized as this event one was close
  •  Im really looking forward to the next one
  •  The event was highly organized.
  •  I liked the fact that we could all come together with clear topic goal that we are there to get married.
  •  I like the filtering process, and multiple opportunities to interact.
  •  Being able to sit with people that have similar interests and beliefs.

Seating is limited to 30 men & 30 women and by invitation only. Fill out the survey by clicking here http://bit.ly/o2C4hB and if there is a match for you, you’ll get an invite to the Private location.

We look forward to helping you find your other half!

See you at the event!