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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 …

There Is Nothing In Islam Called Forced Marriage

Let’s be clear, there is nothing in Islam called forced marriage. This is cultural, this is tribalism. It is oppressive. Muslim men should not be forcing their daughters to marry a man who the daughter does not know. It is not Islamic.

My Forced Marriage: Different Ways of Looking at Life

My Forced Marriage: Different Ways of Looking at Life

In this counseling answer: • Marriage counseling will help the both of you pinpoint your areas of weakness. It will guide the both of you to honestly and openly talk about your feelings towards each other, about your marriage, and what the both of you think should be done to ensure a more positive future. …

I'm Not Ready For Marriage, But My Parents Force Me

I'm Not Ready For Marriage, But My Parents Force Me

As-Salamu Aleikom, In this counseling answer, you will learn: Can parents force their child to get married? How can you decide when you are ready for a marriage? *** Watch more: Disclaimer: The conceptualization and recommendations stated in this response are very general and purely based on the limited information provided in the question. In no …

Forced Marriage Has Ruined My Life

Forced Marriage Has Ruined My Life

In this counseling answer: • You can respectfully decline a request from your parents or show them kindness and care without obeying them. • Marriage is ultimately left to your own personal choice. Parents can at best only offer you advice or suggestions. • There is nothing wrong with looking for personality compatibility and attraction in a …

Married Under Parent's Pressure, But Now Wants Divorce

In this counseling answer: • Be a little more patient, try to find the good in your husband and realize that it has only been 4 months. •Focus on your new husband by getting to know him, spending time with him, bonding, getting closer, enjoying each others company as well as bonding as a family …



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