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I Love Him, but He Doesn't Want to Marry Me

I Love Him, but He Doesn't Want to Marry Me

In this counseling answer: • I would like you to reflect upon what love means to you. • Try to step back away from your emotions and look at this situation as a stranger would. As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, Thank you for writing with your most important concern. Often times, when we hold someone in …

economics in Marriage

The Economic Dynamics of Muslim Marriage

It would not be an exaggeration to say that nowadays, the worldly pursuit and acquisition of wealth and material comforts is a high priority for most people, towards which their efforts are directed from a very early age. Success in today’s world is gauged on one predominant factor: being wealthy,- at least apparently so. Anyone …

Is My Marriage Valid Without Parents' Permission?

Is My Marriage Valid Without Parents' Permission?

In this counseling answer: •You could organize a meeting between the 2 families. This will give your parents the opportunity to get to know her and her family. •If you can’t organize a face to face meeting, then maybe even a phone call will suffice and give a chance to get to know her for …

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 …

Want to Marry Him

I Want to Marry Him: Can We Chat to Stay in Touch?

Short Answer:  Prophet Muhammad said “No person (man) should be alone with a woman, except when there is a Mahram with her.” This also applies to private virtual meetings. If you both desire to get married, then please go through the proper process for marriage. _____________________________________ Assalamu alaykum, and thank you for sending in your question to …

Maybe It’s Divorce We’re Taking Lightly - Umm Zakiyyah Reflects

Maybe It’s Divorce We’re Taking Lightly - Umm Zakiyyah Reflects

“This is really a shame,” the woman said. “The divorce rate of Muslims is so high. Why are Muslims taking marriage so lightly?” It’s a question we’ve likely all heard or uttered by our own tongues. But the more I live, the more I’m developing a different perspective… Anisa’s Story Anisa was twenty-two when she …

In-Laws

Couples' Big Problem: The In-Laws (Watch)

Why do mothers in-law constantly criticize their daughters in-law? Weren’t they daughters in-law once?! In-laws’ interference is a common problem that causes much pain in marriages and sometimes, it puts an end to it. In this video, marital counselors and Islamic scholars speak about this common problem and give advice on how to deal with it. …

polygamy

“Polygamy, Not My Problem”- A Muslim Woman

Those women who seek to “love polygamy” often live in psychological and emotional turmoil as they deny themselves the right to hurt or even cry. They feel guilty for any resentment or emotional outbursts..

Contemplating Divorce? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Contemplating Divorce? Ask Yourself These Questions First

Before you jump the gun and do something drastic and irrational, you should first pause and think about the reality of what you are contemplating. In order to do this, you have to ask yourself some deeply important questions that will impact your future, once you have calmed down and are able to think rationally.



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