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More Young Muslim Women Lean into Arranged Marriages

NEW YORK — By the begging of 2019, the Muslim matchmaking app Muzmatch announced hitting one million global users. The co-founders of the dating tool further informed that at least 15,000 users have gotten married after meeting through Muzmatch. However, many young Muslim women are leaning into their families’ traditions of arranged marriage, seeing it …

Muslim Woman Proves Arranged Marriages Are Legitimate American Love Story

CALIFORNIA – Growing up in California to Iraqi Muslim immigrants, Huda Al-Marashi has always dreamed of her own love story that ends with a surprise proposal and a happily-ever-after end, The Star reported. In a family that follows arranged marriage, she got engaged to a family friend after high-school graduation. This struggle to honor her …

I Feel Pressurized to Get Married

I Feel Pressured to Get Married

In this counseling answer: • Do not worry too much about it all. Your time will come too, and I am sure your brother will take responsibility for your wedding too. • Do not feel pressurized to get married to somebody you don’t want to marry. You are the one who will live with that person, …

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'Why I'm Still Single?'- A Single Muslim Man Speaks Out

I have often wondered whether this is an active choice, a curse, or simply a matter of circumstance. At my age and from my cultural background almost everyone I know is married and has children. At times I wonder whether it is the lifestyle I have adopted, but at other times partition blame to the …

Husband Left Me & The Kids for Another Woman

Husband Left Me & The Kids for Another Woman

In this counseling answer: • He has violated your Islamic rights in numerous ways, as well as the rights of your children. • It is better for you and your children to focus on your own well-being. • Seeing a qualified counselor is also very beneficial for yourself. • Show them as much love and …

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

In this counseling answer: • If you are not attracted to him and prefer someone else, then this may make it difficult to develop relations between the two of you. • If you choose to decline the existing proposal, be sure to be kind in doing so since arrangements have already been made. • Make …

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

In this counseling answer: • You can reject the proposal if your heart is not convinced about marrying that particular guy. • Wealth and a good status is not everything to look for in a marriage. Knowing the potential spouse’s personality, likes and dislikes are also quite important. • Be sure to set appropriate boundaries with …

He's Getting Married, But I Still Love Him

He's Getting Married, But I Still Love Him

In this counseling answer: • He is going to get married to somebody else. As you stated, he signed his contract for marriage. You need to leave him alone not talk to him anymore nor message him. • Write a journal concerning this issue. • Make another list of the things that you would like …

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I'm Not Attracted to My Wife, Help!

In this counseling answer:  “Brother, your wife sounds wonderful.  She’s pious, she’s smart (she’s a doctor), she loves you and treats you well, and she seems very patient and compassionate-given the circumstances she is in.  She sounds like many men’s dream girl in fact. Brother, I think you do in fact realize this and are …

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

In this counseling answer: “My advice is to honor the cultural customs so long as they do not infringe on the clear Islamic guidelines I have mentioned above. In case that happens, you must be open and communicate your needs to your family. You need to remind them and present to them the Islamic evidence for …



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