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A Story of Love & Separation at the Prophet's Time

A Story of Love & Separation at the Prophet's Time

This is a fictional piece of creative writing, inspired by the story of the Prophet’s Companions, Barirah and Mughith. Their story is famously quoted in books of hadith, and resonates with human experiences that are not often discussed amongst Muslims – that of love, both passionate and unrequited, of heartbreak, and of the tumultuous nature of …

His Family See Me a Bad Girl Over a 'Hotel Day Use'

His Family See Me a Bad Girl Over a 'Hotel Day Use'

In this counseling answer: “I would kindly suggest dear sister that if you have not already, that you repent of the poor choice you both made that has caused his parents to think ill of you (and him).  More importantly, by repenting and making duaa for this situation you may gain a closer relationship with Allah which …

Love

Muslims and the Concept of Love

Love per se is innocent. An ordinary dictionary defines it as ‘an intense feeling of deep affection/ warmth/ fondness/ sense of attachment’. By itself, love does not cause any harm; rather it is a positive attitude. The problem, however, starts when the meaning of love is distorted or contaminated by foreign elements. Ask an ordinary youth …

Secret to Living a Happy Life

Secret to Living a Happy Life

Why is it that we need these three things? If you have two of them, you will not be a happy person. And this is true Islamically speaking too. But let’s look at our lives for a moment: Something to do, something to love, something to look forward to.

Cherish Your Wife the Prophet's Way (10+ Hadiths)

Cherish Your Wife the Prophet's Way (10+ Hadiths)

In Islam, the relationship between husband and wife is a strong bond to be nurtured with kindness, love and mercy. It is so significant that Allah Almighty mentions it in the Qur’an as one of His great signs in the world: {And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that …

20 Popular Questions Asked by Teens

Your parents say one thing. Your friends say another. But what does Islam say regarding relationships, crushes and other issues facing teens today? Many people write to us with questions that perhaps they wouldn’t be too comfy asking mom, the sheikh or even their bestie. We’ve compiled a list of questions we get asked on …

Dating

A Request For Dating My Daughter!

In this counseling answer: •You have to be able to explain that to your daughter so that this discussion does not become a matter of your being strict or old-fashioned; dating is not permissible for all of eternity. •Help her to understand and appreciate the larger context of the relationship between men and women according to …

What Loving the Prophet (PBUH) Means

What Loving the Prophet (PBUH) Means

What does loving the Prophet entail? As Muslims, we are commanded to love the Prophet  (peace and blessings be upon him) and to follow in his path in order to be true servants of Allah. In this talk, Sheikh Yasir Birjas points out that the strength of our love for the Messenger is connected to our faith as …

Reverts Love for Prophet Muhammad

How Can Reverts Love the Prophet Muhammad?

I firmly believe that the love a born Muslim feels for Prophet Muhammad is vastly different to that which a revert feels, at least at the beginning of their journey as a Muslim. Born Muslims are born into a faith and a family that heavily and rightly so encourages…

secret marriage

I Discovered His Secret Marriage Through Facebook

“Yes, it was a bitter reality to accept, but I faced it. I was there!” This was the answer of Nadia* (names have been changed due to privacy issues) when I asked her about how she views her life a year after discovering her husband’s secret marriage. Nadia, like many women, was living an ordinary …



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