Two Muslim dating sites, and Muslim Match.com, had their data dumped online in the past two weeks after attackers broke into their systems.
The latest incident took place on July 10, 2016, when, according to Leaked Source, a hacker breached Shadi.com, an online dating portal for Muslims.
Although Irshad's family isn't aganist her dating, they have taken things into their own hands.
"My parents and my grandparents are constantly asking other people, anyone they meet 'do you know anyone good for my daughter? Irshad says her parents aren’t pushing her into a marriage, rather "helping" in the process.
The report mentions that Leaked Source claims to have obtained a copy of the stolen data, which the hacker managed to source from the said portals.
The data records of almost 2 million users have been stolen, which include email addresses and the passwords are in clear text.
The messages young people get that "seemingly innocuous email exchanges or online dating could topple one off the Islamic path if one lack[s] vigilance." The takeaway for religious young people is that they should marry, but they shouldn't actually date to get there.
At a Muslim "speed dating" event in 2006, Imam Muhamed Magid of the Adams Center summed it up this way: "Don’t talk to the Muslim girls, ever, but you are going to marry them.
The data breach was reported two weeks when Muslim was hacked, and followed by Shadi.com, which was hacked on July 10."The only evidence that they had that the other person existed before their marriage night was simply a small black-and-white picture and the good wishes of a couple of relatives," he says."That's all they knew." Shaikh's parents are Muslim and they lived in India at the time of their wedding back in the 1970s.Many Muslim women are left torn between a dichotomy of desexualized and hypersexualized narratives tossed at them." Between the pressures of conservative communities and the limitations of traditional unbringings, religious Muslim Millennials aren't faced with as many dating resources as other similar religious groups. Families setting up children has existed for years, and Muslim singles events a la "speed dating" are common.But those aren't the solutions all young people are seeking.Leaked Source claims to have obtained a copy of the stolen data and says that the hacker managed to take 2,035,020 user records that included details such as the user's email address and cleartext account password.