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So you should marry the pious woman otherwise you will be losers (your hands will be covered in dust)." Narrated by Abu Huraira, in Sahih Al-Bukhari (Book , Marriage) It is acceptable and encouraged in Islamic culture to marry somebody with the same socio-economic background.
People marry rich daughters of businessmen all the time.
We may deny that social ranking means nothing to us but there is a difference between marrying the daughter of a farmer and the daughter of a professor, or a woman who is a farmer and another who is the professor.
Most Muslim men do not use status as a measure of success for potential wives but they do tend to look into it for reasons of prestige and influence.
Men will look at a woman's current work in terms of how she may behave in their marriage or raise their future children. This is explained better further below (see: Personality).
2) The other type of lineage is "Hasab", which is what the ancestors have done that distinguish the potential partner.
"Status" for contemporary Muslims can mean respect, famousness or achievements.
All subheadings are to be taken as general guidelines.
Disclaimer: much of the following is from various Islamic studies and a result of research.
This is not definitive nor applicable to all men, but it is a standard.
However much a woman or her family earns does not really alter what Muslim men are really looking for.
During the Prophet's ﷺ time status was categorised into two. Just as women hope to marry into 'a good family', Muslim men love the idea of marrying into a 'religious family' - being connected to a woman whose family have ethical commitments and she herself is morally upright.
Although it is common to hear that in South Asian/African countries men pressurise prospective wives and their families for high dowries etc, it is very unlikely a Muslim man will marry purely because his future wife is filthy rich.
Wealth is a great turn-on; it's power, opportunity, intimidating for some (for example if a wife earns more), but real wealth is not tangible.