Alhamdulillahir rabbil alameen, all praise is due to Allah.
In 2011, 243 Half Our Deen members told us they found their other half through the website mashaAllah! The actual number may be higher, as not everyone contacts us to tell us they found the one.
Baba Ali recalls,
“I remember one time I was standing in line at a Middle Eastern Festival and this guy walked up to me and said “Assalammu Alaikum Baba Ali, you don’t know me but I just wanted to tell you that my wife and I met on your site. Please don’t tell anyone”. His wife walked over and he signaled to her that “I told him” and then they walked away. At first, I found the whole 007 secret agent atmosphere strange, but then when I thought about it, I kind of understood. He wanted to get married but just like most of us out there, he didn’t want his picture all over the internet notifying the world that he is looking to get married and that’s why he chose Half Our Deen. Alhamdulillah.”
That is one of the best parts of choosing Half Our Deen- it is a completely private website, only accessible to paid members. So even if you find your husband or wife, you don’t have to tell us or anyone else how you did.
In February 2011, we had 24 people that found their other half. One year later, those numbers have flown up to over 200 people.
How did this happen? In many ways. With the blessing of Allah, first and foremost. Having members who are genuinely looking for marriage, mixed together with a private, and well developed space for them to contact one another, helps bring about successful outcomes. Time, money and effort has been spent creating a website that focuses on important marriage issues, and not just the eye color/hair color/height of people. Because we all know that these things do not create a long term and successful marriage.
So if you, or anyone you know, is looking for marriage, encourage them to join www.halfourdeen.com and who knows? Perhaps you could be the 244th couple to get married, inshaAllah.
Allah knows best!
One of the key features that makes Half Our Deen such a unique Muslim Matrimonial site, is our Compatibility Tests. Recently we brought in the help of Sister Munira Lekovic Ezzeldine, author of, “Before the Wedding: Questions for Muslims to Ask Before Getting Married”, to helps us further improve our compatibility questions on Half Our Deen. Munira received her Master’s degree in Marriage and Family Counseling at California State University, Fullerton and is also currently co-hosting an Internet radio show, Family Connection, on One Legacy Radio. With her assistance, we have updated and improved our compatibility questions on Half Our Deen.
– The Personality Test has been renamed to, The Character Test. A few of the questions and answers have been reworded for clarity and accuracy as well.
– The Character Test (old) has been removed and replaced by a new test, “Would you marry?”. This test will help further identify what type of person you are looking for.
What can you do?
– Take the new, Would you Marry?, test.
– Review your answers to the other 3 tests: Character, Religious Views and Family.
– Review your new Matches, as match percentages with other members may have changed.
In order to maintain accurate compatibility percentages, it is important that you review your answers for all 4 tests to make sure they are accurate. Please do so as soon as you can. This may or may not affect your current match percentages with other members. For this reason, we really do urge you to look over all your answers and make sure they are up to date, InshAllah.
We are constantly thinking of better ways to help you find your match and will introduce updates to existing features periodically. This would also be a good time to take the tests you have not taken, which will help you match with other members in all 4 categories.
Help us, help you.
I just got back from doing a 5 city UK tour to help promote Half Our Deen. Alhamdulillah I was able to get on stage and speak to an audience of nearly 40,000. I also traveled to different cities all over UK. Nearly 6,000 Half Our Deen flyers were passed out and I also did a good number of interviews and locked in future interviews that will be coming soon InshAllah. The results? 50% of new memberships are coming from the UK which is a big plus for all those Single UK Muslims who are looking for matches from the other side of the Atlantic ocean. Although I live in the states, my wife is from the UK. Allah (swt) has made us in pairs but you never know where your other half is. I traveled half the world to find my other half and it was worth every mile, Alhamdulillah. I pray that Allah (swt) gives you patience and strength to find your ideal match InshAllah.