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Mawada is a popular, well established Islamic dating site that helps single Muslims from all over the world connect, chat, and with some luck, marry! Upon first glances Mawada readers may be surprised that Mawada is one of the most popular services in this category. This is because the design of the website is poor and unappealing; the aesthetics are tacky and the web design is amateur.
However, don't let this put you off. Since 2006 Mawada has attracted a strong user base, with over a million registered and around 2000 users online at any one time. It is worth noting that the statistics page of Mawada's website states that there are around 40,000 users online but we don't know where they got this figure from as this did not correspond to the number of profiles that come up when we searched for "users online now".
Mawada is one of the stricter Muslim dating services out there. It is only available to Muslims and before signing up users must take an oath declaring their honest intentions. You will then move onto filling in your details for registration and your profile. You will then have to wait around 24 hours for account verification.
While this can be frustrating for those who just want to see what Mawada has to offer, it does demonstrate that the administrators do take the screening of profiles seriously which will be reassuring for the more devoted Muslims out there. Likewise, behavior on the site is strictly monitored to ensure that all users adhere to Islamic morals and manners on the site.
Once signed up you can begin browsing the profiles of other users straight away. We were disappointed to find that hardly any of the profiles had pictures. However, if looks are not important to you then this won't be a problem. Each profile contains detailed information on the user and what they are looking for in a husband or wife.
We would recommend using Mawada's search engine to narrow down your search, this way you don't waste your time chatting to those who won't be suitable in the long run. At as little as $75 for a year, you can afford to take your time at Mawada and you'll be pleased to know that once you've paid your subscription there shouldn't be any additional costs.
Overall, Mawada would be a good choice for those looking for a website that adheres to strict Islamic principles without having to pay a premium price. In fact, with most of the website in Arabic, or bad English, and most of users speaking Arabic as their first language, we wouldn't recommend this site to anyone who doesn't speak Arabic well.
If you can get past the poor design and limited features, then Mawada may be the Muslim dating service for you. For a slicker, more modern website we would recommend you look elsewhere in our Top 10.
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