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LONDON — Mus­lims con­sider piety and re­li­gious com­pat­i­bil­ity the most im­por­tant cri­te­ria when look­ing for a part­ner, ac­cord­ing to a new sur­vey from an on­line Mus­lim mat­ri­mo­nial ser­vice.

Over one-third (33,1%) of those polled said their main fo­cus when judg­ing po­ten­tial matches was re­li­gious­ness, with ap­pear­ance the next most im­por­tant cri­te­ria at 21,1%.

“Mar­riage is an im­por­tant part of our faith and is in­te­gral to the es­tab­lish­ment of a lov­ing, close-knit fam­ily; it is no sur­prise that re­li­gious com­pat­i­bil­ity is so im­por­tant to our mem­bers,” said Adeem You­nis, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of the site.

Other im­por­tant fac­tors were age, cho­sen as their pri­or­ity by 10% of those polled, and ed­u­ca­tion with 7,3%. In­come and lan­guage spo­ken by po­ten­tial part­ners were con­sid­ered least im­por­tant. — Reuters.

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