Overall, I benefited a great deal from my consult with Saima! Saima is thoughtful, encouraging, and gifted. Her action-oriented recommendations helped to bring out the best in me!
Integrity & Professionalism
The matchmakers at Beyond Chai are passionate about helping people find the right match. Recognizing the challenges faced by many singles seeking marriage, Beyond Chai offers services to ease these challenges in a manner that reflect the organization's commitment to integrity and professionalism.
Dr. Salma Abugideiri
Getting Engaged Soon!
I first found out about BeyondChai from some family members. I wasn't sure what to expect, but the idea of someone else findings matches based on my preferences was appealing. So I signed up and wasn't expecting much, but was pleasantly surprised at how dedicated my matchmaker Afsoon was. She emphasized quality of matches over quantity which was nice to hear, and she was incredibly patient with me as my residency made my schedule hectic. When I was ready, I decided to pursue one of her suggestions, and it worked out great alhumdulillah! We're getting engaged soon, and it's all thanks to Allah sending Afsoon my way. Many thanks to the BeyondChai team!
Success Through Image Consulting
I never really knew what an image consultant was and how they could be beneficial until I met Saima. She has a great eye, strong interpersonal skills, responds quickly and provides feedback on all aspects of image building yet ensures you retain being your authentic self. She is very professional and prompt. She first conducts a survey to understand her clients, then focuses on areas where she sees gaps or areas they need support. I learned a lot from her including what colors bring out my features, types of clothes I should wear, and make-up tips that work for my face. She supported me during a shopping spree in selecting a wardrobe too! Her uplifting attitude and her emphasis on positive thinking will help all aspects of your life! I highly recommend her to anyone looking for an external/internal image do-over! She changed my internal thought process and increased my confidence!
Avoiding Nonsense & Fake Profiles
As a woman in my late thirties, I found it difficult to find quality matches on dating websites or make meaningful connections at singles events. Beyond Chai is a fantastic matchmaking service for Muslims. They spoke with me and took a sincere interest in getting to know my personality and my preferences. They worked diligently to find matches that would suit me and were always open to any kind of feedback. Beyond Chai is a particularly great service for people who don't have time for the nonsense that comes along with fake profiles and dishonest people online. They deal only with people who are serious about getting married. It took a lot of stress off of my shoulders to know that somebody was thinking about my best interests and preferences and producing possible matches for me so that I did not have to do the search alone. I highly recommend this site two men and women alike.
BeyondChai has a very comprehensive program. The team has definitely thought it through, identified the key components and brought in all the key players to lead toward a successful marriage.
Beyond Chai surpasses all the stereotypes of meeting someone the non-traditional way. It’s not online dating. Actually, it wasn’t any form of dating. It went back to the simple halal act of a community member connecting me to other people that fit MY parameters of marriage- not my parents, not the aunts and uncles in my community, but my very own standards for a mate. Sure, I was skeptical of the process, but I took comfort in the fact that Saman was an active member in the Muslim community outside of Beyond Chai. Knowing that she was involved with MYNA (Muslim Youth of North America) among other pro-Muslim organizations, gave me the understanding that she was diverse in her experience with people. She used her experience to prepare me and lead me to my fiancé. Alhumdullilah, I was able to find the other half of my Deen because Saman and her expert team took the wheel while I sat in the back seat tending to the many other moving pieces of my life. JazakAllah, Saman!
Professional & Timely Support
I really enjoyed working with Sadia. I especially appreciated that she was very professional and so timely in her feedback/responses. A great listener as well and really helped me navigate through the complicated process. I felt that Sadia really took the time to understand me and what I was looking for. She also made the extra effort to help me present my best self. It was a pleasure to work with her.
I have two words to describe Sadia –she’s personable and efficient. This is a tough process to go through and without having the right support, it would become ever harder. Sadia is so quick to respond, which I really appreciate! She keeps my preferences in mind and I really appreciate that. There is no force or judgement. Thank you Sadia for being such an awesome partner!
Recommending Beyond Chai
My matchmaker worked closely with me to effectively match me up with quality matches. I felt at ease knowing that someone who understands what I am looking for is looking out for me and doing all the work in the background. I would recommend this service to anyone who is serious about being introduced to quality candidates.- Shaneela
I had the pleasure of working with Saima for a number of consulting sessions and I cannot recommend her enough! She is highly intelligent, very kind and caring, and seriously invested in her clients' success. In the beginning, I did not think I needed Image Consulting services because I am a professional woman who is highly visible and always gets compliments on my appearance. Was I wrong! Saima goes way beyond physical appearance to help her clients understand the energy they are emitting through conscious and unconscious beliefs and thought patterns. Though I am confident and capable in the work that I do, I found that I was doubting my success in finding a compatible partner who could meet me on every level-- intellectual, spiritual, emotional and physical. Saima helped me to see that my doubts and fears were the real blocks to attracting the husband Allah has for me. She focused on helping me attain certainty that there was such a person for me so that my actions would then mirror my thoughts and beliefs. I would no longer come off as uninterested, timid, or intimidating to men but would shine as my true self. I am so very grateful to Saima for her sage wisdom and advice and her personal commitment to my success. I recommend her services to any women or men who are serious about finding the soulmates Allah has intended for them.
Great online pre-marital coaching!
BeyondChai can be very useful even when you're already engaged because it provides pre-marital counseling online. My husband and I were living on opposite coasts before we got married. We wanted pre-marital counseling but couldn't find any other affordable options to do that online. BeyondChai has many trained professionals willing to counsel couples through video chat. We took advantage of the opportunity and it was extremely helpful! We wanted some guidance on serious conversations from a trained individual who we didn't already know but is also Muslim. As soon as we signed up, BeyondChai paired us with a Muslim counselor and she was very flexible with our schedules. She tailored the conversations to our needs and gave us good examples and questions to discuss. I've been recommending BeyondChai to other friends who are looking for pre-marital counseling, especially when they are in long distance relationships.
Tailored Matchmaking Service
My matchmaker, Aasia, was very helpful in trying to find me a suitable match. In my first conversation with her, she made me feel like the process was geared towards my personality and the type of person I was looking for in a potential spouse. After a few months of my membership with BeyondChai, Aasia contacted me with a potential match. Things worked out well Alhamdullilah and we recently got engaged. Many thanks to the BeyondChai team for all their efforts.
Spreading The Word!
I had the pleasure of being connected with Saman from DC who has been an absolute darling. Beyond Chai team has something unique, and I appreciated the personal connection and the effort the team put in for this delicate aspect. I told my American friends about your organization, and how your service is unique.
Sister Sharifa really went out of her way to help me find the perfect match. She interviewed me during the initial consultation, and through a few conversations got to know my personality and understood exactly what I’ve been looking for. She was also helpful with not only introducing me to prospects but also providing sound advice as to what to look for in a potential match. I found her services to be very helpful, and cannot be grateful enough for her guidance and support. Sharifa was the means by which Allah brought me to my future husband, masha’Allah. I pray Allah rewards her immensely for her services to our community.
I was truly impressed with the matchmaking service from Sadia at Beyond Chai. During our first consultation call she mentioned that we were a "team". While initially I did not understand exactly what that meant, over the course of my membership I was able to see how much she advocated and supported me. Whether it was talking to families on my behalf, being available for calls at short notice, providing feedback and guidance for questions, and checking in to inform me how matches are progressing, she always went above & beyond. I got the sense that she wasn't just doing the job for the sake of the job, but that she genuinely cared about my experience through this process and ensured that my matches are progressing in the best way possible. This experience definitely would not have been the same without her, and I sincerely appreciate all the support and guidance! This type of personal service definitely sets Beyond Chai apart from other matrimonial services.
I highly recommend BeyondChai. Don't judge it by the name! I am not super active in my community and wasn't finding anyone searching on my own; both in my community or online. I made dua for Allah to send me someone who could bring potential matches to me, instead of me searching on my own because honestly, it was exhausting.
I found Beyond Chai almost right away after making that dua and it suited my needs perfectly. I was paired with Kamila as my matchmaker (she's amazing and kind btw) and she was able to find me, someone, who had such a similar profile to mine and whose interests seemed to match perfectly with mine.
The whole process went very quickly for me alhamdulillah. Within a month of signing up, I was introduced to my now-husband, and within 7 months, I was married. My entire journey has been a long one, about 2 years. I wish I had known about this sooner, but Allah is the best of planners.
Because there's a substantial membership price, you know the people who are on here are serious about marriage and won't waste your time. And having a mentor to talk you through your interactions and give genuine advice and guidance is invaluable itself. It's a wonderful service, I wish more people knew about it.
If you're serious about getting married and don't want to go through the struggle of wading through people who have nothing in common with you other than being single, invest in this service, be open-minded, and make dua that Allah bless you with your perfect match. May Allah bless you in your journey!
I had the pleasure of connecting with Saima through BeyondChai. I had never spoken with an image consultant before and had no idea what to expect. I highly recommend this service to anyone in the process of searching for a spouse because she will help you to understand how to show up as your brightest and best self. She was absolutely a joy to speak to – she makes you feel at ease, is a great listener, and it’s clear that she really cares about helping you. We spoke about the colors that bring out my features, how to communicate effectively with people, and how to allow my best self to shine through. Saima also sends personalized recommendations to you after the consultation. The process is so organized and efficient. After speaking with Saima, I feel more positive and confident that I can show up fully when meeting potential matches. A consultation with Saima is truly worth it!
Highly Recommended Matchmaking Service
Saman has been very caring and eager to help through the Beyondchai company. She took the sincere interest to get to know me, understand me, and help me seek out a partner that will be compatible with my personality. Beyondchai is an exceptional program, where many individuals, like Saman, have connections to Muslim families throughout the country and are able to help Muslims who are single complete half their Deen by finding their lifetime companion. This is a tremendous task, and I'm grateful that Beyondchai has taken up this endeavor in a much needed time MashaAllah. Highly recommend the Beyondchai Matrimonial Program!
Passionate and Caring
I recommend Sharifa to anyone who is looking to get married. She is really passionate and caring even more than family members.
Try BChai with Confidence!
My one piece of advise if you feel hesitant about match-making services is to at least try Beyond Chai and talk with one of their consultants. I can understand the hesitation since other match-making avenues may not have been a good experience in the past, perhaps through other websites or through family and friends. I worked with Aasia; she is very thoughtful and made me feel at ease. I don’t know how she did it, but the first person she introduced me to was it for me! It feels like I’ve found my best friend and partner in life, and we are planning to get married next spring, iA. I am so thankful to have had this experience and recommend BC with full confidence.
Building Persona / Profile Photos
Working with Sadia at BeyondChai has been an awesome experience. As a matchmaker, she goes above and beyond to take the time and effort to understand what I want and make sure I get quality matches. In particular, Sadia felt that I could benefit from having an updated set of pictures for my profile. Instead of just suggesting that I submit new pictures to her, Sadia offered to meet up with me to actually take the pictures (we're in the same geographical area). In addition, she helped throughout the entire process advising what hairstyles would work best, as well as outfit choices and accessories. During the photo-shoot she gave me pointers on the best ways to stand to properly to display my clothes, how to avoid shadows, and what poses are most flattering. Not only did they help with these photos, but they're also tips that can help in the future when I'm having pictures taken. I can't imagine anyone doing more, or going further out of their way to invest in their client than Sadia has done. I'm very appreciative and grateful for her efforts.
Highly Valuable Image Consulting Service
I highly recommend talking to Saima for an image consultation, which includes discussions regarding appearance, behavior and communication. Saima is a very caring and highly intelligent person. I feel like she understands people and really just gets life and our culture and marriage and relationship-building. I felt like I was talking to a friend. And I admire that Saima can give you highly valuable advice, be a very good listener, and yet be compassionate and understanding. That is a valuable skill set to have. I am very glad and satisfied that I talked to her and recommend her services to anyone else, regardless of whatever his or her unique situation is.
Unique & Tailored Service
I cannot speak highly enough about Beyond Chai. The service that they provide is simply unique and unlike anything else that I have come across in North America. They seek out quality candidates that are compatible for each individual, and vet and validate to ensure that each match is a fit for a specific person. I personally have worked with Afsoon from Beyond Chai, and she is kind hearted, patient, caring, and has worked tirelessly to find the best possible matches. She has become both a mentor and a friend, and has simply been an amazing guide along this journey.
Invest in yourself, image consulting
Saima offers a unique set of skills in an area people often ignore. You can tell she’s passionate about self improvement and helping others look and be the best version of themselves too. People who are serious invest in themselves, and Saima guides people on how they may do that!
Private Matchmaking Service
Loving The Process!
I am very satisfied with the services provided by Beyond Chai. I love the process they use to get to know the individual and what a person's requirements might be in terms of finding the right match. The team sends matches based on preferences of the individuals. I love that candidates can reach out to the team easily whenever they want to. Keep up the good work.
Detailed & Thorough!
My first consultation over the phone with Saman was really thorough. I felt like she asked a lot of detailed and important questions about me and my preferences in a partner. Since that conversation she has sent me some guys, unfortunately, most of them weren't under the specifications my parents and I desired. Rest assured, I know she's working hard to find me a suitable match.
Feeling Optimistic About The Marriage Process!
The relationship coaching process is intriguing, it made me feel guided and relaxed about the marriage process. I feel like I have a much better sense of what to expect from this experience. I felt at ease, like I was talking to a friend or experienced mentor. And feel optimistic moving forward inshAllah!
Delivering Matches With Patience
Khadija, my matchmaker, has been amazingly supportive throughout the entire process from day one. Since I have joined, I never once felt like I was being judged for rejecting a profile, or pressured into accepting one. She completely understands and values all of my specific preferences for a potential husband, and even emails me for approval on certain qualities prior to sending me the profile. I also get updates whenever she is working out a potential match for me. It has been very comfortable working with Khadija, she remains professional, and also very personable with each encounter. She and I can easily share and discuss any opinions on a match just as I would with a friend. It definitely isn't an easy task to find matches, especially dealing with a very picky person. Yet, Khadija continues to deliver with her patience, I trust her as my matchmaker while the search still continues.
My coach opened our coaching with humor and set the tone right away that she was coming from a non-judgement point of view. She listened and made me feel understood. I think this service is amazing. I do not know any other matchmaking company that offers this and it sets them apart from the rest.
Seeking Guidance From The Experienced!
It is important to be able to get guidance and learn from the experiences of others who have been in my shoes (i.e. who have gone through the process of independently searching for a spouse), and who have found success in marriage. I am open to coaching because I know there is a lot that I can learn about how to best present myself, about how to focus on what's important in a spouse, and about how to get to know someone for the purpose of marriage.
Tailored & Unique Perspective
My first conversation with my matchmaker, Afsoon, made the process feel like it was tailored to my personality and what I was looking for in a spouse. The process was not simply being sent matches but a dialogue of what I’m looking for and what would be best for me. My matchmaker provided genuine and honest advice was so important in providing new perspectives and helping me out along the way.
I trusted Afsoon’s judgement when she came to me with a match that she said she found through a personal network and vouched on behalf of the match, easing my nerves immediately. With my nikkah coming up in the next week, I truly feel lucky to have worked with someone who was looking out for my best interest. She reassured me that when I finally find the one, the whole process would be worth it and Alhumdullilah, she was right!