Muslim men find multiple wives using Russian dating app

Kazibekov says his app allows men and women to communicate in accordance with Islam and Sharia law


Web Desk July 15, 2015
Mydiaspora finds matches based on answers to a given questionnaire, as well as by religion and nationality. PHOTO: AFP

A Russian dating app, Mydiaspora, aims to help Muslim men find additional wives in an Islamic way.

The app, which is currently available in English, Russian and Farsi, would soon be available worldwide on various platforms, including iOS and Android.

Read: Islamia university students launch 'Spy Pigeon' app

The creator of the mobile application, Arsen Kazibekov, said that his app allowed men and women to communicate in accordance with Islam and Sharia law.

Speaking to a Russian news site, Kazibekov said, "The method of visual sorting, which is used in Western sites, is contrary to Eastern culture and Islamic traditions."

Mydiaspora finds matches based on answers to a given questionnaire, as well as by religion and nationality. However, names and photographs are initially kept hidden. Currently the app claims to have 10,000 registered users.

Read: If Muslims in the US can do it, why can’t we try speed dating in Pakistan?

Further, Kazibekov said the app was automatically Sharia compliant because it allowed women to share chats with their father or brother.

“Countries where polygamy is not legally prohibited will be the primary targets,” added the app creator. As such, the app will be introduced in countries like Iran, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

This article originally appeared on International Business Times

Our Publications

COMMENTS

Replying to X

Comments are moderated and generally will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive.

For more information, please see our Comments FAQ