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I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

I Married My Love to Escape from a Forced Marriage

In this counseling answer: “If your parents are calling you do something wrong, you have to respectfully decline and make your own choice, which you did. Yes, we have to be good to our parents, but the line sometimes needs to be drawn when it becomes oppressive and/or abusive and one’s God-given rights are taken away.” …

She was Forced to Marry; I'm Still Waiting for Her

She was Forced to Marry; I'm Still Waiting for Her

In this counseling answer: “Whilst forced marriage is unacceptable in Islam, she is still legally married and, therefore, currently impermissible for you. Even if she can divorce, you will then need to wait the period of ‘iddah before you can ask for her hand in marriage.” Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh dear brother, This is …

Mom Forces Me to Marry Instead of Going to College

Mom Forces Me to Marry Instead of Going to College

In this counseling answer: It is recommended that you take some time away from your parents if possible to get some space away from the unacceptable abuse that you face. This will also give you the time to think more rationally about the options you have available to you at the moment; agree to meet …

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 …

He Dreams to Marry Me; I Don’t

He Dreams to Marry Me; I Don’t

In this counseling answer: • If you want him to move on, then to continue to pray and make du’aa’ for the situation. • Cut all contact with him. Assalamu alaikum wa Rahmatullah wa barakatuh sister Firstly, well done for walking away from haram. May Allah reward your good intentions. The best thing you can do …

They Forced Me to Marry My Cousin

They Forced Me to Marry My Cousin

In this counseling answer: • Talk to your parents further about this and go with them to consult and seek advice from a local Imam or religious scholar. • Before you do anything at all, we urge you to learn about the Istikharah (supplication for guidance) Prayer. As-Salamu `Alaykum,  Thank you so much for writing to us …

Forced to Marry Someone You Don't Like? Here is What to Do

Forced to Marry Someone I Don't Like... What to Do?

Are you being forced to marry someone you don’t like? Unfortunately, some families don’t care about their children marriage preferences. But, Islam does not accept forced marriage. If either of the persons involved is unhappy with the set up, they hold the right of rejecting the proposal. Nonetheless, forced marriages continue happening all over the world. So, …

Unhappily Married to My Cousin: Stay or Leave?

Unhappily Married to My Cousin: Stay or Leave?

In this counseling answer: • Forced marriage is haram. • You have to do what is best for the sake of your soul. As-Salaam ’Alaikum sister, I would like to address my response to you in a few sections. Blind Obedience Muslim cultures emphasize obedience to parents as a religious duty. Contrary to what many …

He Just Married Me to Come to Europe

He Just Married Me to Come to Europe

.In this counseling answer: • You should take time out to reflect on what you have experienced so that you can do your best to put this phase of your life behind you, in sha’ Allah. • You have to restore and repair your relationship with your parents. • You have to seek the advice of …

When Parents Force Their Child Into Marriage...

“I was married when I was only 12,” she said calmly and matter-of-factly, as we all let out small but audible gasps of surprise, “..when I was still studying in school. I was informed that I wouldn’t be enrolling into the new academic year.” She paused to reflect, then went on, “My teachers were in …



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