Mustafa & Farah
He was in New York and she was in Toronto. We looked at their requirements and matched them.
I found that service excellent, for starters I was treated well and Mrs. Khan gave me the hope that although I did not have my parents in North America, I am in good hands. I was looking for a Muslim girl who is not too religious or not too modern and preferably from Pakistan. When Mrs. Khan mentioned that she had someone, I felt a ray of hope and anxiety to contact the family. Ever since that day, I have not looked back. We are now happily married. Alhamdulilah.
I was born in Canada and my parents are from Hyderabad. When my parents mentioned marriage, I thought, "What me?! It is too early, I am only entering first year of university." Well, we went to go meet Mrs. Khan and although I was a little hesitant about the marriage bureau thing, I thought, "What have I got to lose.." I was very impressed with the warm welcome and the contacts I was shown. Although, these did not work out for some reason or the other, when we received a call from Omar, we thought, "New York, well, that is definitely not in Canada and we barely know anyone in New York." The next thing I know, we liked each other and Alhamdulilah, we are married.
Advice to all readers from Mustafa and Farah: We did try the internet, but found it too impersonal and more over, we wanted our privacy and someone to pre-screen the candidates before they directly approach us. The marriage bureau is a great service and the costs are very reasonable compared to the time and effort employed by the bureau.