According to the Adherents website, families are greatly involved in the dating process and in the marriage.
The families have to like the person their relative is about to marry; the chaperon arrangement allows members of both families to get to know their child's intended spouse.
This is a clear violation of their faith and of teaching in the Quran, according to the Adherents website.
So that they can spend time together without violating their beliefs, young Muslim couples bring along a family member as a chaperon.
During their engagement, a Muslim couple might not even exchange kisses until their wedding day.
Again, this is done so that the couple doesn't risk facing the temptation for premarital sex.
In traditional American dating, a man and woman meet each other, decide they want to get to know each other better and start dating.