Assalamualaikum. May all of us be in fear of Allah and may He show us the right way insyaAllah.
I am an 18 year old male from Singapore. I have a question that i can't really find an answer to. Many couples nowadays are involved in Boy-Girl Relationship(BGR) nowadays, including Muslims. Are we permitted to BGR in Islam?
I heard from a friend that we must marry with Islam as the first reason. So if both couples are in love with each other and at the same time, don't commit any form of touching or eye contacts or looking at each other with sexual desires, but at the same time, abiding by other Islamic practices like praying 5 times per day etc, is it permissible for the couple in the light of Islam?
For the same situation above, if they both are loving couples but they commit adultery with each other and then repent to Allah with full regret and turn to Him with full repentance, will their love, and eventually marriage, be accepted by Allah?
if the marriage were made by their parents without each other knowing about each other at all before marriage, there may be times where the couples will be having conflicts if they cannot get along with each other. thus, they may finally end up getting divorced, the only halal thing that Allah hates. This is the most extreme case i am possibly coming up with.
This being said, how, then, will a Muslim go around searching for their life-long partner?