Many people get into marriages with the unrealistic expectation or idealized sense of what a spouse is supposed to be. One spouse may focus so much on the hope that the other part will possess all the wonderful qualities of a spouse without considering the possibility of any negative ones.
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Whilst this is a very effective way to allow young, in-love couples to enjoy each other’s company in a halal way without transgressing any of the laws of Allah, a pertinent issue usually crops up very soon after conducting the nikah this way. The bridegroom becomes impatient...
I find that despite not being happy about something I can always smile. A sad smile, a happy smile, a grateful smile, a genuine smile, a wise smile. A smile is something we can always wear to show Allah that we are patient and throughout all of our emotions we want to show Him that we are grateful.
There are three necessary conditions for every Muslim home to fulfill its mission. They are tranquility, love, and mercy. I mean by tranquility satisfaction. A husband should be totally satisfied by his wife and vice versa. Love is a mutual feeling that makes the relationship a happy and enjoyable one...
We always compare because we’re always looking for the ideal in everything; in this case, the ideal spouse, the Soul-Super-Mate (SSM). And this attitude is strengthened by overexposure to so many ideal love stories and cute romantic comedies in books and movies...
Be kind to those who do not understand what you are going through, because your paths may cross in the future and you may be able to help them or they help you – and you may learn from each other through each other’s lessons that you have already experienced.
So what can we do? What do we do, right now, to protect ourselves from this negative influence, while also being an agent of positive change?
When should you say your Shahadah? My general answer to this is ‘when your heart feels at peace with your decision’. That will be the time that God has opened your heart and allowed it to know that you are ready to do it. At this time you will be surer than you’ve been of anything that this is the right time.
No matter how difficult things become, remember the importance of your relationship with God. Only God can truly alleviate all forms of hardship from the world. Only God can grant double ease for each hardship.
In the growing air of uncertainty and upheaval that is taking over the world, with families being torn apart due to war, emigration, relocation, and deportation, one of the most effective ways that a Muslim family can attempt to stay together, is to become financially independent and self-sufficient.
If a family truly wants to enjoy a trip, they should shed their self-obligated cultural burdens first, and then plan a trip according to their budget. Keep an open mind and try to make the journey as purposeful and light as possible. You can travel somewhere even for two days...
In this day and age, many people have an agenda to sell oppression for profit, while packaging it to look like it is in fact fairness. But Allah is telling us it is our duty to open our eyes and witness the truth of injustice, to not be fooled by the packaging, to not blindly follow those in power.