A Message from the muzmatch CEO

What a year 2018 has been! It’s been a lot of tireless effort by our hard working team at muzmatch this year. We’ve said hello to some new people, said goodbye to a few others and have grown our family in a big way.

As we approach one MILLION members, 2018 has seen over 12,000 people around the world find their partner on muzmatch. From Indonesia to South America we have seen our members connecting on muzmatch and flying across the world to meet their future partner.

We’re always blown away when we see photos of our international weddings and read their stories of how two hearts met. Reading Aishat’s diary of her journey to her Nikah was a real delight. Novilia and Harun’s wedding outfit surely wins the photo of the year!

We filmed and launched our first ever TV ad which was broadcast over the entire month of Ramadan on Islam Channel. We were also the first Muslim tech company to ever run a large national UK campaign, on buses in Manchester, Birmingham and London, as well as running ads on the London Underground. All helping to grow the community, spread the awareness and help you find your partner sooner!

I was invited to the Eid celebrations at 10 Downing Street and had the opportunity to meet the UK Prime Minister. It is not often we are given the means to talk directly to the powers at be so I took the opportunity to relay Muslim concern regarding the UK’s involvement in the conflict in Yemen.

Raising money for a good cause is a duty. We rolled up our sleeves and got our hands dirty – with myself and Ryan getting on our bikes and doing the gruelling ride from Cambridge to London. The entire team then trekked the 22km Seven Sisters hike, raising £8,000 for school meals for children in Sudan. Thank you to every single one of you who donated!

So what have our engineers been been upto this year? We’ve listened to your feedback, ideas, thoughts and wishes and have done our best to build and enhance muzmatch in a way that works for our entire global audience.

We know you wanted the muzmatch app to be faster, and the chat to be better. And we’ve made big progress here – all whilst growing faster than ever this year. We’ve made a ton of changes and improvements behind the scenes, and our engineers are always tinkering away here. Sometimes at all hours of the day and night. Because we care!

Keep your eyes peeled – we’ve got lots of exciting features and improvements coming to muzmatch in 2019. Our goal is to make it ever easier to talk to other members, to share what’s important to you and to make that all important connection.

We are here to help you – and be at your side as you go through this important life journey. We’ve made it even easier for you to contact us with our new Contact and Report screen. With just the shake of your phone you can easily let us know if you see something not quite right or if you want us to look at something for you. We now have full time Community Managers who are here to respond to your queries as well as manually moderate the thousands of new members joining daily.

We’ve made it even easier for you to Sign Up and Sign In too! We completely rebuilt this from scratch, whilst also working to make sure muzmatch never forces you to enable any app permissions. All in the spirit of doing things right.

Whilst our offices are here in London, UK, we never forget our tens of thousands of users abroad. We’ve done a lot of work to make muzmatch more native, and more familiar to them. Our team spent many months rebuilding large parts of the app and it was a huge milestone for us to release the app in 13 different languages. French, Spanish, German, Arabic. Turkish, Malay, Indonesian, Urdu, Hindi, Farsi, Bengali and Dutch. But we couldn’t have done it without YOUR help – so thank you to all those who took the time to help us translate the app into their language.

We end the year with huge ambitions for 2019. With a hilarious London Underground ad campaign due to hit this week (you’re going to love it!), we are starting with a real splash! We’re also delighted to welcome Alex, Martin, Andrew, Jack, Mihai, Camille and Ilja to the family. We have huge plans for 2019 and we’re investing in the team to achieve this. I couldn’t be more proud or more excited for the team we have and the possibilities for 2019. We genuinely do have the best jobs in the world!

Alhamdulillah. We want to thank every single one of you for supporting us, for helping us to make muzmatch the best and biggest app out there, and for allowing us to serve you.  We take this responsibility seriously. Our goal is to be the biggest app for Muslims globally to find their partner the halal way.

May muzmatch continue to make this possible and help even more Muslims around the world complete their deen through our app. Your duas and good wishes are always appreciated.

May you all find your partners in 2019!

Shahzad Younas


♥ from muzmatch

If you would like to write for us, email us: marketing@muzmatch.com

23 days ago

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South African Match! #muzmatchsuccess

My name is Halima and I'm from Gauteng, South Africa and my husband (Arshad) is from Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa; we are both South African Indians.

He liked my profile on muzmatch on the 8th of April 2018 and on the 9th we started chatting and Alhamdulillah, today we are husband and wife.

We did our Nikah last month (March 9th 2019).

About a month before I joined muzmatch I remember speaking to my mother in the kitchen as we cooked supper and she had full confidence that I'd be getting married soon.

I told her that I felt that maybe I'm just not meant to get married and be happy, taking into consideration that I personally felt like one could never find a decent man whose intention is to make Nikah in this day and age.

My Moulana had recommended that I join Nikah/Muslim match-making groups and muzmatch populated amongst my searches, so I downloaded the app and registered. After a while I had lost hope so I deleted the app from my phone but did not deactivate my profile.

It was a Monday morning, I had woken up to get ready for work,

I checked my phone and I had an email notification from muzmatch which read "Arshad likes you".

I was quite surprised; I looked at his profile and his biography was quite captivating but it seemed so surreal - this was too good to be true.

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I used the link in his bio to view his Facebook profile, we had a mutual friend which was my cousin that also resides in Kwa-Zulu Natal, so I felt a bit more assured that this is definitely real considering that I had started to think that this could potentially be a catfish.

We started chatting that very morning and there was an instant click. It felt like we were long lost friends because of how well we understood each other and could complete each others sentences. We had the same interests and the same intention; we could speak for hours on end without running out of things to say.

We had realized that we are most definitely soulmates.

Within 2 weeks he called my parents to ask for my hand in marriage. In July 2018 (21st), I booked a flight to visit him and his mum for the day and after spending time together we knew that this was the right decision and that Allah SWT had created us for each other.

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We then saw each other once again in August 2018 (25th - A surprise for my 21st birthday planned by him and my mum); and again in November 2018 when he flew up to attend my younger sister's wedding with his mum, younger sister and brother-in-law.

Slowly the long distance had become difficult, our younger sisters were both already married and settled and we started wondering when would we actually get married. In February this year he decided to relocate to Gauteng and found a temporary job.

His dad visited my parents and they decided to set a Nikah date, Alhamdulillah once the date was set everything fell into place by the will of Allah. He found a job as a PC Engineering lecturer and we were able to find our own place with our parents help and support.

Today I am happily married, living my dream with my husband and I have wonderful in-laws that love me as much as they love Arshad.

The most important quality I wanted in a husband was someone that could take my family as his own and Alhamdulillah I found that in Arshad.

We are now a huge happy family Alhamdulillah.

Jazak'Allah muzmatch! Arshad has found me due to the creation of this wonderful app (He always says that he found me, not the other way around).

I would advise everyone to put their trust and faith in Allah SWT, never give up hope that Allah SWT will send the one who is meant for you when the time is right - for Allah is the greatest of planners. May all the other individuals find their spouses through this app as well Insha'Allah.

Halima & Arshad

3 days ago

Egyptian Romance #muzmatchsuccess

My name is Yasmeen and I found my husband, Taymoor, on muzmatch on the last day of last ramadan. We were both divorced.

The first time we talked on muzmatch was in June and we got married one month later in August 2018. I always wanted to send our story to inspire others who are searching for a good husband and wife.  

We are both Egyptians, from Cairo, we even work & live very near to each others in New Cairo city. I am a digital marketing manager and Taymoor is an IT manager. I am 37 years old and he is 40.  

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I have a daughter who is 12 years old, and I was searching for a real Muslim man who would be a good husband and father. Finally I found Taymoor, who is a good man and a good Muslim, he is very kind.

I am telling my friends that I found someone who really looks like me from the inside.  He was divorced and also has a kid, who is 5 years old. When we first chatted on muzmatch we spoke for over 6 hours, he was surprised much we got on, he even thought that this was a prank!

I couldn't believe that I finally found the man I was looking for. The first time we met, was after Eid al futr, in the House of Cocoa, as Taymoor knew that I loved chocolate. We talked about ourselves for over six hours, I did not want to leave and neither did he.

After we met I told my family and friends, and he did too. He and his family visited us and we got married in only two months, I never imagined that I would find my soulmate and marry him that fast.

I always wanted to find a man to trust and love, after being a single mom for years, I found out that my dream man was hard to find, but alhamdullah I found him on your app.  

Alhamdullah, we are very happy together, my daughter lives with us and his son visits us on the weekends. You cannot imagine how much I am now recommending muzmatch to all my friends.

It didn't even take me long to find my husband. I used the app for almost one month or less.

I am so happy alhamdullah now that I married a real muslim I always wanted.  

4 days ago

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Close Call #muzmatchsuccess

My name is Sara and I just wanted to thank muzmatch and let you know that I finally got engaged on 24th December 2018 and found my Fiance - Ghazunfar on the App.  

We are really happy Alhamdulilah and just wanted to thank you for creating a platform for Muslims to find a suitable match for marriage!    

I believe it's a real blessing because initially we matched but we didn't talk as he hadn't read my messages and was not appearing online. After around 4 weeks, I unmatched however after some weeks I logged in and I came across his profile again. After some giving it some thought I decided to rematch and give it a try again.

The next day he replied to me and the is history.  Its been a almost a year since we matched on Muzmatch and we have set the Nikkah date which will be 1st March 2019 in Rawalpindi, Pakistan.  

Our families are very happy and we are looking forward to entering into the blessed union of marriage Insha'Allah. We just wanted to say keep up the good work, may Allah bless you and request that you keep us in prayers.  

One last thing to everyone using the  muzmatch App - please do not give up, there is someone out there for us all!  

4 days ago

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