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too late

Before It's Too Late - A Real Story

When I got home that night as my wife served dinner, I held her hand and said, “I’ve got something to tell you.” She sat down and ate quietly. Again I observed the hurt in her eyes. Suddenly I didn’t know how to open my mouth. But I had to let her know what I …

Silent Spouses: Misunderstanding Patience

Many marriages start off and continue along this leg. After the idyllic honeymoon vacation is over, ‘normal’ life resumes with a start, akin to a parked vehicle revving up and lurching into motion.


10 Questions Couples Should Ask Before Having Sex

Sex or physical Intimacy is a highly important part of marital life. In Islam, marriage is the only means through which one can satisfy their sexual needs. Giving pleasure to one’s spouse is a highly rewarding deed. Marriage itself is viewed in Islam as the longest, most continuous act of worship a Muslim will perform …

First Year of Marriage: Is It Complicated?

The beginning of the sacred union of marriage is marked with many bittersweet moments for the newlywed bridal couple. The new husband and wife cascade through the usual outward rituals: the nikah ceremony, the post nikah banquets, the greetings, dua’s and endless hugs from close kin. The incessant showering of gifts; childlike enthusiasm, and euphoria …

pre-marital counseling

Want a Lifelong Marriage? Get Pre-Marital Counseling!

Rahmaa Institute is a family counseling service providing premarital family & parenting counseling. It is a non-profit organization located in Michigan, US. Thanks to brother Khalid Iqbal, founder of the project for taking the time to answer our questions.   Editor: Although you are originally an engineer, you have been providing family and pre-marital counseling …

Haleh Banani

A 5-Minute Video on How to Improve Your Marriage

In this video, Haleh Banini talks about the rules of a relationship and how to use these rules to improve your marriage. Haleh Banani has a Master degree in Clinical Psychology with 20 years of experience working with couples and individuals. She was a featured expert on Al-Jazeera international, Huda TV, Islamic Open University, Mercy Mission …


In Marriage, Pick Your Battles

Conflict is a part of life. It exists in most relationships and it is not necessarily bad. Whenever you put two unique individuals together, you are going to have two persons who don’t always see eye-to-eye.

Silent treatment

When to Give Your Spouse the ‘Silent Treatment’?

A husband comes home from work. His wife is silent, giving muted, monosyllabic replies to his cheerful banter. “What’s wrong?” He asks. No response. “Is it something I said?” Still no reply. By now he is racking his brain, going over the events of the past week to fish out the possible reason for his …

Why Do I Have to Beg My Wife for Sex

Why Do I Have to Beg My Wife for Sex?

Answer: Wa ’Alaikum Salaam dear brother in Islam, Thank you for asking us and seeking to do the right thing. You are suffering, and instead of assuming that you can just leave your marriage, which is causing you so much suffering, you are trying to find out if that is right. I respect you so much …


Top 10 Reasons Why Marriage Fails

Marriage like any other relationship is never perfect. Even the best of marriages tumble. Most experts agree that the key to a successful and loving marriage is hard work, commitment and constant re-evaluation of our expectations in addition to how we communicate. Sounds easy enough, but in reality, it’s easier saying than doing. Speaking to …

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