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Family or friends can also register on the website on behalf of someone.
By June 2005, there were over 50,000 active accounts on the website, and in December 2006 the website had its 100,000th user.
"The Things I Would Tell You" includes poetry, essays and short stories from award-winning novelists, such as Leila Aboulela and Kamila Shamsie, alongside emerging talents and new writers.
Journalist Triska Hamid describes the frustrations young Muslim women have finding love via Islamic dating apps that allow them to swipe through photos, chat online and meet up.
The poems of Sudanese-born Asma Elbadawi, 27, who successfully lobbied the International Basketball Federation to allow players to compete in hijab, reflect on the dual identities of many immigrants in Britain.
"Our parents picked a better life for us over being with our families," she told the Thomson Reuters Foundation, describing how her parents moved from Khartoum to Bradford when she was just one-year-old.
Gold Membership entitles users full access to all the services offered by the website.
Women are offered Gold Membership free of charge, whereas men are required to pay for Gold Membership packages on a reoccurring subscription.
Users can send instant messages to members of the opposite gender, and send them virtual gifts.On 1 August 2000, Younis launched the website from his office, above a fast food shop in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, England.Friends and contacts in the local community helped the venture by offering support with website development, photography, and other essentials.While most British Muslims were born overseas, the majority identify as British, according to the Muslim Council of Britain, the country's largest umbrella Islamic organisation.
Women are the main targets of anti-Muslim prejudice, accounting for six out of ten complainants, according to Iman Atta, director of Tell MAMA, a British organisation that monitors such incidents.There is a 2:1 ratio of men to women using the website, which may reflect some of the cultural perceptions of using the Internet to find a marriage partner.