He was in New York and she was in Toronto. We looked at their requirements and matched them.
Mustafa: 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.
Farah: 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.
She was in Ottawa and he was in Toronto. We looked at their specific interests and matched them. Lets hear what they have to say
Ali: I was a recent business graduate working at Hewlett Packard, and someone asked me whether I had an intention of getting married soon. I replied, "Inshallah, when Allah wills." The next thing I knew, my mother send my picture and details to Mrs. Khan and I did not even know about it. Soon after this event, I got a call asking me whether I would be interested in a girl who wears a hijab and is from a Punjabi family. I said, "Okay, just let me talk to my mother." The same weekend, my mom had already arranged a meeting, and there was "Allah`s will", we got married and traveled. Thanks to the marriage bureau, which was the means for me to get my Iman completed.
Ayesha: I graduated from University and throughout my time in University, I could not find my "Dream Guy". I mean, he had to be Punjabi, religious, educated and good looking. I was starting to feel that it was impossible to find someone like that. My mother then mentioned to me if I would be interested in a marriage bureau, in Toronto, who helped my cousin get married. I said, "Mom, I doubt they have my `dream guy`." Well, while visiting Toronto, we went to visit Mrs. Khan and she showed us a lot of guys but they were just not my type. After that, when we returned, we got a call from Ali`s parents and now I`m convinced that you can get your dreams to come true!!!