Muslima.com promotes itself as a matrimonial relationship site for those of the Muslim faith. It provides a convenient way for Muslims to meet others from all over the globe that share their background and beliefs, and hopefully find someone special to bring into their lives.
On average there are between 2500 and 4500 people on Muslima at any given time. A large percentage of whom are looking for long-term commitment through marriage - but not all are.
- Large community with most seeking the same thing
- Matching helps you quickly find compatible suitors
- Free account is useable until you decide to pay
After joining through the quick signup form you'll be able to browse photo profiles, use instant messaging, & email - some of these features are tightly restricted until you purchase a subscription.
Creating your Profile
The registration takes you through a series of multiple choice questions, an “about me” section, and the option to upload a photograph. The wide variety of questions provided range from basic like gender, age, location, and willingness to relocate, to specifics about appearance, lifestyle, and cultural values.
Few of the items, other than the basics, absolutely require an answer. Under religion the options are: Islam (Sunni, Shiite, Sufism, Ahmadiyya, other), willing to revert, or other. A large part of the cultural section is geared towards details about how involved you are in your faith.
You don't have to upload a photo, but if you don't have one, you won't be able to view other peoples' pictures - unless you upgrade. Adding at least one photo will ensure that your profile appears in searches. You're also more likely to receive responses to your messages if others can actually see who they're talking to.
Profiles and pictures are approved by site staff before they can be seen by others - but you'll still be able to access the site. It can take up to 24 hours to be approved while pictures may take up to 48 hours. You will receive a message at your listed email address when they are approved.
The layout is self explanatory with important links set at the top of the page. Make sure to click each tab to explore and familiarize yourself with the extra options hidden there.
Alerts for events such as someone showing interest or adding you to their favorites, are found under the “Activity” tab. In here you'll find out who's shown interest in you, who's viewed your profile and so on.
Types of Accounts
There are three levels of accounts: Regular (free), Gold, and Platinum; each having more features, and a higher price tag, than the prior level.
Regular members may make a profile, use the search features, send an “interest” - a quick alert saying you are interested in the other person - add up to five photographs, and read and respond to messages and instant messages from paying members.
Gold members may do the above in addition to reading messages from free members, instant messaging, sending messages that free members can read, adding a personality profile, including personal information in messages, and having their profile listed higher in the search than Regular members.
Platinum members have access to all of the site features other members do, in addition to the ability to watch video profiles, send and receive video mail, translate messages into other languages, and have their profiles ranked above both other member types. See the full list of options here.
There are several unique search features: basic, advanced, cupid tag, keyword search, my matches, new members, latest photos, most popular, and video gallery.
The basic search asks if you are seeking a male or female, their age range, location, when they were last active, if they have a photo, and if they seek friendship or something more.
The resulting list can be sorted by newest members, last active, profiles with photos first, or membership level.
The advanced search includes all of the information members fill out during set-up. It has multiple options to choose from under the categories of appearance, lifestyle, and background/cultural values.
Cupid tag allows you to search based on keywords chosen from a list that includes terms such as “decent,” family oriented,” “independent,” and “fun.”
You can click the “interested in” or “favorite” buttons on a profile and a notice will go to that person. Even free users can do this. For something more, messages may be sent through your inbox, although only messages sent to or from paid members can be viewed without upgrading.
For paid members, depending on their membership level, there are options for sending and receiving instant messages, video messages; and instant messaging that allows for voice and video. Instant messages may be shared between Regular members and paid members, but it takes a Platinum membership to engage in video chat.
Yes, or No?
Muslima is a vibrant online community and is comprised mostly of people seeking marital relationships. With the number of active members and the culturally relevant searches you'll have an opportunity to meet others, both afar and nearby, that share the same core cultural values and background. It's worth a peek.