Another account relates that they used to loot the houses of their enemies after defeating them in battle, leaving nothing behind.
This is the second sacred month in which fighting is forbidden.
It is also used by Muslims to determine the proper days of Islamic holidays and rituals, such as the annual period of fasting and the proper time for the pilgrimage to Mecca.
The Islamic calendar employs the Hijri era whose epoch was retrospectively established as the Islamic New Year of AD 622.
He was born there too, but when he was 3, they all moved to the US.
Things like self-preservation, discipline and protection, do.
"The only evidence that they had that the other person existed before their marriage night was simply a small black-and-white picture and the good wishes of a couple of relatives," he says.
"That's all they knew." Shaikh's parents are Muslim and they lived in India at the time of their wedding back in the 1970s.
You explain that dating is needed since arranged marriages are not feasible.
However, by saying this you imply that these are the only two routes to getting married.
Before you try to understand the hows and whys of Halal Dating, bring God into the equation.