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I Dislike Getting Married; I Don’t Want to Compromise

I Dislike Getting Married; I Don’t Want to Compromise

In this counseling answer: • In Islam, there is also balance. We are to have a balance in our lives for us to be productive, caring members of a community, get married Insha’Allah, have a family if one desires, as well as build a foundation for ourselves regarding career, family, and serving Allah. • Start a …

Thanks to My Parents My Engagement Ended

Thanks to My Parents, My Engagement Ended

In this counseling answer: • Try to forgive yourself, forgive your family and forgive your ex-fiancée for ending the engagement. • While one’s socioeconomic status should not be the only deciding factor in marriage, it is beneficial for you to carefully think about what lifestyle you need to feel comfortable. • As the engagement is …

Does Engagement Make Dating Permissible?

Does Engagement Make Dating Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Engagement is not a license for the parties to be together, to hold hands, or isolate with one another. None of these things are considered …

Dos and Don’ts During Engagement

Dos and Don’ts During Engagement

The rules governing the engagement period in Islam are often clouded by various cultural practices and family traditions, leaving many engaged couples invariably confused.

Hunting for My Other Half (Q&A Folder)

Hunting for My Other Half (Q&A Folder)

Getting married is one of the biggest transitions in one’s life. Therefore, one needs to be very thoughtful when it’s time to make the final decision: whom I want to live the rest of my life (and the Hereafter) with? Muslim youth can face many difficulties until they find the answer. One of the biggest …

Get Married Now or Wait Until She Graduates

Get Married Now or Wait Until She Graduates?

In this counseling answer: • We want to remind you that frank communication and trust in Allah are going to help you come through this situation, and nothing else. • We do not encourage prolonged engagements but suggest that you consider performing the nikkah (marriage contract) and waiting until she finishes her studies to actually live together. …

Whom Shall I Marry: Ex Wife or Fiancée?

In this counseling answer: • Neither woman should be married out of guilt. • Think about who you can best honor and cherish and love for the sake of Allah. • Consider your own future, potential children, and a family. • Take some quiet time with yourself to do some writing, some reflecting, and some …

He Hugs His Female Friends; Shall I Marry Him?

He Hugs His Female Friends; Shall I Marry Him?

In this counseling answer: • Set aside time to speak with him about these issues, but don’t approach the topics in a demanding or blaming way. • Consider pre-marital counseling. • Ultimately, if he refuses to compromise on these issues, then this is a red flag for you concerning the future. • Pray istikhara and don’t be …

4 Qualities to Look for in Your Future Wife

4 Qualities to Look for in Your Future Wife

When a man is looking for his future wife he is often pulled in at least three directions: what he feels he wants, what his family feels is best and what is truly best for him (speaking Islamically, of course). Hopefully he can do a little leg work and planning to get these streams aligned. …



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