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Marriage Between a Muslim Man and a Christian Woman?

Short Answer:  There are five conditions for the validity of a marriage contract in Islam. Getting married in a church before going on to the mosque for the “Muslim” ceremony is quite missing the point. In the eyes of Islam, the Christian ceremony does not join the two in marriage. _____________________________________ Assalamu Alaikum Syed, Thank …

He Loves Me, but Doesn't Want to Marry Me

He Loves Me, but Doesn't Want to Marry Me

In this counseling answer: “Please, follow your common sense in this matter. I would kindly suggest, in sha’ Allah, that you move on with your life and put this behind you. He is clearly not ready for marriage and to keep pursuing him may bring you more problems and heartache. Allah knows best. Immerse yourself in studying …


Before You Say 'I Do' :10-Step Pre-Marriage Checklist

Marriage decision is one of the most important decisions in one’s life. It’s not easy to know if you’re on the right track while searching for your other half. In this info-graph, we provide you with useful steps to consider before marriage.  First published: December 2016


My Husband Doesn't Care About Me!

In this counseling answer: “Regarding his behaviour towards you. Have you tried actually talking to him about it? Maybe he doesn’t even realize that you feel this way and therefore doesn’t feel like he is doing anything wrong. If he is not aware that you feel this way then he is unlikely to do anything to change. …

10 Common Mistakes That Can Destroy A Marriage

10 Common Mistakes That Can Destroy A Marriage

In life and love, you may think you’re supposed to always focus on the positive instead of the negative. However, unless you become aware of your own hurtful attitudes or actions — so that you can correct them — your chances of staying in love til death are close to zero.


I Find It Difficult to Accept Any Marriage Proposal

In this counseling answer: “Firstly, by narrowing down your criteria and basing your judgment just on the most important things and leaving all the smaller things. Secondly, remembering the importance of marriage and the protection it brings, regardless of if the spouse fulfills our own desirable characteristics.” Assalamu alaikum wa rahmatulahi wa barakatuh sister, Marriage …

Is This a Situation of Impossible Love?

Short Answer: Try to approach this woman’s father in a respectful manner, asking him what it is that Islam teaches about God and the prophets and what faith itself is. ______________________________________ Salam (Peace), Thank you for sending us your question. When we are talking about love, this can mean many things to many people. Ask …

How Islam Views Sex outside Marriage

How Islam Views Sex outside Marriage

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- Muslims are not allowed by any way to have physical relations with the opposite sex outside marriage. 2- So, …

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