Muslim and Looking for Love

Watch this episode now on 4oD Mr Razzaq and Mr Haq

If you're young, single and Muslim, finding love is getting increasingly difficult.

Qualifications, height, job prospects and even complexion are high on the list of demands. Then there's the question of nationality. Will your husband or wife come from Britain or from abroad?

For professional women, educated Muslim men are in short supply. Muslim men tend to marry at a younger age, not good news when you're pushing 30.

At the Birmingham Central Mosque, they think they have the answer. As well as ministering to its congregation, it also offers the services of one of the largest Muslim marriage bureaus.

The Bureau has over a thousand people on its books and Mr Haq and Mr Razzaq are the voluntary matchmakers. Unlikely as it may seem, these two middle-aged men are at the vanguard of a Muslim marriage revolution. For them, the Bureau offers a third way, a space between the traditional arranged marriage and the Western dating scene.

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First Shown

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26 July 2009 7PM Channel 4

Last Shown

Date Time Channel
Sunday 26 July 2009 7PM Channel 4

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