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Parents Put Off Our Marriage; I Can't Accept This!

Parents Put Off Our Marriage; I Can't Accept This!

In this counseling answer: • Another is that when we plan to get married to somebody and we talked to them over long periods of time, we get close to them. We get emotionally attached. This is one of the reasons why it is better to not do a lot of talking except for the …

Her Father Rejected My Marriage Proposal; Now What?

Her Father Rejected My Marriage Proposal; Now What?

In this counseling answer: • I will kindly suggest brother that insha’Allah you make istakharah prayer regarding this proposed marriage. If still, you see no signs from Allah to continue, I kindly suggest that you forget about trying to marry this woman. • While it’s nice to have parents blessings and permission, is not necessary …

courtship

5 Tips for Courtship in Islam

In this video, professional counselor Karim Serageldin gives tips to keep in mind as you get to know someone for the sake of marriage in the context of western culture. Karim Serageldin, founder of Noor Human Consulting, completed his BA in psychology & religion, followed by an MA in east-west psychology with a specialization in spiritual counseling. He …

I Want to Get Married, but My Father is Silent

I Want to Get Married, but My Father is Silent

In this counseling answer: • Should you wish to pursue the marriage, then it is possible to seek an alternate mahram male to fulfill this role. • Letting go of a child that they have cared for all their life is not easy for a parent to do. • Seeing things from his perspective will …

Shall I Get Married While Having a Chronic Illness?

Shall I Get Married While Having a Chronic Illness?

Salam Aleikom, In this counseling video, you will learn: Is there any positive consequence of having a chronic illness? Should you disclose your illness to your suitors in full details? *** 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 event …

Dealing with the Pressure to Get Married - Tips for Muslim Youth

Dealing with the Pressure to Get Married - Tips for Muslim Youth

“Oh hey, sister, it’s been a while, how are you? How have you been?” “I’m doing great alhamdulillah; I just got a promotion at work, and I finished memorizing more of the Qur’an; my brother just had a baby girl.” “Oh, Masha’Allah… so when is it your turn to get married? How old are you now, by …

Match-Making Gatherings

Match-Making Gatherings: Any Conditions?

Many people approach me to find a marriage partner for them. I am thinking of setting up a gathering of all interested in getting married with their families throughout the UK.

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

He Seems to Be a Good Man, But I Dislike His Family

In this counseling answer: • You can reject the proposal if your heart is not convinced about marrying that particular guy. • Wealth and a good status is not everything to look for in a marriage. Knowing the potential spouse’s personality, likes and dislikes are also quite important. • Be sure to set appropriate boundaries with …

The Girl Refused Me, Now She Wants My Marriage Proposal

The Girl Refused Me, Now She Wants My Marriage Proposal

In this counseling answer: “It is better to take some time out and think closely at the whole situation and also ask for advice in this kind of situations. The prophet said: ‘’A woman is married for four reasons, i.e., her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her piety. So you should marry the …

I Got a Marriage Proposal While I'm Studying; What to Do?

I Got a Marriage Proposal While I'm Studying; What to Do?

In this counseling answer: The best advice I can provide is to continue getting good grades. Don’t lose focus on your education, seek out your mom’s advice and input, get to know the boy and his family with your mom (or another family representative) present as well as take classes on Marriage Preparation. As salamu alaykum …



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