London, United Kingdom — A motorway service station is hardly a romantic place for a date. But when Aisha Rosalie and Sultan Akhtar met after matching on a Muslim dating app at the beginning of March, a national lockdown ended any hopes of getting to know each other in more quaint settings. By the time social distancing restrictions eased in June, the couple had decided they wanted to be married. But mosques across the country were still closed, and it was difficult to find an imam to officiate the nikah, the Muslim marriage ceremony. Four weeks later, Akhtar asked his local imam in Dewsbury on a whim. The imam told the couple to come the next day and so, within four months of meeting, they were happily married on July 4.
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