Last Updated on: 28th November 2023, 03:15 pm
Hajji Laird Mostafa’s Muslim Marriage Services (MMS) represents a groundbreaking step in addressing the challenges faced in Muslim matrimonial practices. Leveraging the same Digital ID technology utilised by the government of Jersey and UK cinemas, MMS aims to streamline the process of finding a life partner for Muslims globally. Mostafa, a London-based social entrepreneur, notes, “Worldwide, there are two billion Muslims, and around 300-400 million are single and keen to marry. We want to make it easier for them.”
Some challenges are universal, such as online fraud. That and a 42% divorce rate for Muslims in the UK and 31% amongst North American Muslim communities contribute to added shame and stigma for many individuals involved – and often their families. Finding another partner after a failed marriage can also be contentious.
The MMS platform is a response to the alarming online fraud and high divorce rates within the Muslim community, providing a secure and respectful environment for those seeking marriage. Mostafa proudly states, “We are here to help Muslims find love built on trust and digital security. That’s why MMS is the only matrimonial service on the planet to use Extended Validation Site Security Certification.”
MMS respects traditional matrimonial values by integrating chaperone and guardian involvement into its system, alongside managing DBS certificates and performing thorough background checks. This ensures a safe, monitored, and discreet communication platform for its users.
Currently serving communities in the UK, North America, Europe, and the Middle East, MMS is not just about creating matrimonial connections; it also allocates 50% of its profits to support underprivileged communities worldwide. Future plans include hosting live events to facilitate in-person connections, and a partnership with Insightology (UK) to provide emotional support for its premium members.