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I Feel Ashamed of My Uneducated Fiancé

I Feel Ashamed of My Uneducated Fiancé

In this counseling answer: • Do you really need a highly qualified partner despite the excellent character he might possess? • Stop comparing your life with others because it will bring a fall. • You need to decide who you want in life. Dear sister, Love and attraction have great depth, and the love of …

Finding a Husband: How Much to Compromise?

Finding a Husband: How Much to Compromise?

In this counseling answer: • Think about what the most important requirements are for you and how well the brother meets these standards. • Find out from him to what extent he is willing to compromise, too. • Pray to Allah that He guides you to the right decision. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum sister, Certainly, this is …

How Can We Speed Up Our Marriage Process?

How Can We Speed Up Our Marriage Process?

In this counseling answer: “Seek Allah’s guidance through prayer, talk with your fiancé and both your parents about possible solutions. If none can be found and this man is halal for you and will make a good Islamic husband, I kindly suggest that you do not delay your marriage. It is, after all, your lives, …

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After Engagement, He Still Talks to Another Girl

In this counseling answer: “What you must understand my dear sister is that you must respect and value yourself before expecting others to do so. If you are concerned about something, speak up. You are an important part of this engagement. If you are not satisfied, it will not be successful.” Salamu ‘Alaikum Sister, Thank you for …

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Before You Say 'I Do' :10-Step Pre-Marriage Checklist

Marriage decision is one of the most important decisions in one’s life. It’s not easy to know if you’re on the right track while searching for your other half. In this info-graph, we provide you with useful steps to consider before marriage.  First published: December 2016

Commitment Phobia or He's the Wrong Person for Me?

Commitment Phobia or He's the Wrong Person for Me?

Answer: As-Salamu `Alaikum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. It seems you are stuck in a difficult situation. May Allah choose the best for you and your fiancé. From your description of yourself, it seems you are a strong, educated, and independent woman. Those are wonderful qualities that most women aspire to become. …

Engagement Ended Abruptly, Life Turned Upside Down

Engagement Ended Abruptly, Life Turned Upside Down

ِAnswer: Wa ‘Alaykum As-Salam Sister, When we put our time, our hope and ourselves into a future that we believe in only to discover that our future does not unfold the way we have imagined, we do become very disappointed. This is a normal human response to a life circumstance. The rude awakening of the …

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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.

Fiancé Cheated on Me: Shall I Trust Him?

Fiancé Cheated on Me: Shall I Trust Him?

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum sister,  Thank you for writing to us. It is a difficult decision; however we can break it down as follows. What is his character? So far you have stated that he has committed zinawith other girls. While he stated he “left that for you”, what about leaving it for Islam, for Allah, …

Which Girl Shall I Marry?

Which Girl Shall I Marry?

In this counseling answer: “Istikhara is a means of asking Allah to guide you. If something is meant for you then everything will happen to enable this outcome to occur. If it is not meant to be, then Allah will place obstacles in your way or change your heart in such a way that you will …



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