The ‘marriage events’ organised by the Islamic Circles take place at Bircbeck College, in central London, usually on Sundays. Mirzan Raja, the organiser, has run the Islamic Circle for the past 12 years.
Hence cards are distributed to participants on which they are asked to mention their age, their status (single, divorced etc) and explain what they are looking for and what they can offer.
Mirzan sites various reasons for this: parents are not always able to introduce potential spouses.
Second and third generations are not very keen to marry a relative or someone coming from the ‘village’, poorly versed in English or/and poorly educated.
No later than last week, an angry woman spat at him during the marriage event he organised in the context of the Global Peace and Unity conference at Ex Cel.
Nevertheless, the popularity of his events has not ceased to grow as the continuous flow of participants entering the room on this early Sunday afternoon testifies.