They might mean simple women who don't wear bright colours or follow fads; it may be directed at women not orientated towards the material world, "dunya", but the events after death "akhirah"; it may mean a woman who has already completed her 5 basic pillars of faith or just one who wears the full H'N'J combo: Hijab-Niqab-Jilbab. Realistically, men don't know how to clarify their pious wish-lists.Still, they hope for a woman who is connected to God in her daily life outside of prayers, as well as being aware of the nature of life's challenges.However much a woman or her family earns does not really alter what Muslim men are really looking for.
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).
Now, for men, marrying someone for her beauty "jamali ha" is basically love at first/second/third sight, and it happens - a marriage based on looks, I mean.
Men tend to tick off a woman's deen straightforwardly but it's not as black and white as it seems, which comes back to outward beauty.
The package may look religious, but without a conversation on worries and ambitions, you may later find she's all about the wedding day and shoes.
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.All subheadings are to be taken as general guidelines."A woman is married for four reasons, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her piety.If you find a woman who is religious and beautiful you have two out of four good qualities.And if you find someone with all four qualities, you’ve hit the jackpot!That’s why the Prophet ﷺ didn’t marry anyone when he was married to Khadijah (ra).