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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 …

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What Should I Ask A Potential Spouse?

Short Answer: Looking at our spouses should make us feel settled, home, comforted, and fulfilled. This is for one’s own spiritual/physical/emotional fulfillment. Keep on reading to check out the best questions to ask your potential spouse. …………. Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you so much for asking this very important question. Here are a few points to remember …

Whom Shall I Marry: Ex Wife or Fiancée?

In this counseling answer: • Neither woman should be married out of guilt. • Think about who you can best honor and cherish and love for the sake of Allah. • Consider your own future, potential children, and a family. • Take some quiet time with yourself to do some writing, some reflecting, and some …

I'm Not Religious Enough for His Family

I'm Not Religious Enough for His Family

In this counseling answer: • Parents have a right and obligation to offer criteria to their children and offer them guidance in marriage. • The time apart from each other will give you both a chance to reassess what you want and need in your life for the sake of Allah. • Speak to your parents; …

I Dream of a Girl; Shall I Marry Her?

I Dream of a Girl; Shall I Marry Her?

In this counseling answer: “Be aware that having a relationship with a girl outside of marriage is not permissible in Islam. It may be affecting your reflections of your dream.” As-Salamu Alaikum Wa Rahmatullah Wa Barakatuh, I am not trained in dream interpretation. So, I cannot advise directly on this. You could take this to …

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 …

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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 …



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