Making marriage a heaven or a hell depends on us. However, many people, especially those in troubled marriages, are prone to be pessimistic and prefer to blame everyone or everything except their own ill manners and misconduct.
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God promises to light our darkness and intends to straighten the paths that have become crooked. When we are depressed, we are blinded by misery and hopelessness. God plans to heal our blindness. While we may feel weak during our times of depressions it takes a strong person to admit we need help.
Why should a lawfully wedded Muslim wife ‘be paid’ something by her husband for him to start to enjoy physical intimacy with her? I have heard some indiscreet and blunt critics even compare this ‘payment’ of mahr at the time of nikah...
The cold months can have a big effect on our skin, hair and nails. Set time aside to look after yourself and to enjoy some pampering. Setting time aside so you can feel beautiful is a key way to keep your mood up. This can be in the form of a nice bath...
Difficulties and hardships strike us at random times, decreed by Allah, because Allah will often times close a door for you, or cause you to go through something so that you can find a better door.
Being active in the field of dawah and support of new Muslims, I hear and see many stories of different converts and their parents. One day, as I was preparing to help a new sister to say the shahadah in a mosque in Amsterdam...
Think of how you are going to thank God for all that. The least you can do is to recognize His infinite mercy on you and declare His Oneness and that He is the only one worthy of worship. God is the most worthy of our thanks, praise and gratitude...
If you are contemplating to become a Muslim and you cannot directly find a Muslim gathering in which you can state your shahadah, this is not a problem. Islam is a realistic religion; it never requires something which is impossible to do for a person.
Without a doubt Islam brings a person closer to his Creator. God loves and wants you to be a Muslim. Rest assured of that. Islam links the human being to his true Lord through the belief in the oneness of God and through various acts of worship.
One of the biggest issues most new Muslims have to cope with at some point is a feeling of isolation. They are in-between worlds; they no longer fit comfortably in the non-Muslim world and they haven’t yet found their place in the Muslim world.
The good news is that, as parents, you can do a lot to make sure the love of Allah wins over the love of dunya in the hearts and minds of your children. Use their obsession with getting that bright and shiny new toy as a teachable moment. Tell them about children who could only dream about having all that they have.
In the 21st century, we live in a world where honesty is still valued and yet shunned at the same time. We expect people to be honest in their dealings and transactions with us yet we watch and applaud television shows and movies that promote and encourage lying and deceitfulness in our society.