Salaam Sister Leena and NoProgressive,
Thank you for your responses.
I think my avatar is somewhat too effeminate and this has led to a few forum members assuming that I am a Sister! LOL, nope! I am a Brother!
I don't "believe" in matrimonial sites or contrived dating programmes as such, it takes away from the magic of how we are naturally meant to operate. I just posted here to listen to stories like Sister Leena's, so that I and many others can find out about the experiences of other "God alone/Quran alone" Muslims and their success in marriage.
Also, the mainstream Muslims appear to mostly be cultural in their attitudes to marriage. They're dying to "get their rocks off" and want to marry almost anyone and then leave the success of the marriage down to God. I have seen this trait as quite common amongst Pakistanis, marriage it seems is more to do with living up to what everyone else wants you to do and being a sheep. I've met too many that want to please "Mummy and Daddy" and live up to the cultural aspects of what Islam has become, and they have NEVER read the Quran in a language they understand.
I believe that marriage is both a virtue and article of this life, and must be built on the strong foundations of true faith in God. In fact everything we have in this life should rest firmly on the strong foundations of true faith in God, for if that foundation is weak, the articles of this life may crumble upon us and crush us. Just look at Michael Jackson.