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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.

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Just for Brides- to-be

It’s really so stressful and arduous when you find yourself stuck in the middle of disturbing details of preparing for your wedding, while time is counting down. Although you feel so excited and happy, you are also so stressed, can’t stop thinking about all of those endless details that you are supposed to settle during …

The Master Key to Overcoming Difficulties in Marriage

The Master Key to Overcoming Difficulties in Marriage

Allah has promised that we will be tested in life but specifically that we will be tested in our marriages. In this video, Sister Haleh Banani gives us the master key to overcoming difficulties in our relationships. About Haleh Banani Haleh Banani has a Master degree in Clinical Psychology with 20 years of experience working with …

Are You Intelligent Enough to Make Your Marriage Work?

Are You Intelligent Enough to Make Your Marriage Work?

“Intelligence” generally has us thinking of cognitive abilities and intellectual functioning. True, but when it comes to relationships, especially a marital relationship, “emotional intelligence” is the most important and effective kind of smarts to nurture healthy relationships. Emotional intelligence is paramount in communication for a strong and healthy marriage. What is emotional intelligence? Emotional intelligence …

Finding the Love of Your Life

Finding the Love of Your Life

We all hope and dream of finding the love of our life. It is a yearning that exists within the nature of humankind. Hence, Islam encourages marriage, and even refers to it as ‘half of our faith’. But for the sake of sanity, let’s put away the fairy-tale dreams of prince charming and happily-ever-after and …

modern marriages

Modern Day Marriages: When Wives “Wear the Pants”

Until two or three decades ago, when daughters were born, they were expected to eventually go on to master just a few, basic ‘womanly’ domains in adult life: the kitchen, the sewing machine, the knitting/crochet needles and embroidery hoop, the home, the entertainment of guests (i.e. hostessing), and last but not least, the bearing and …

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'Why I'm Still Single?'- A Single Muslim Man Speaks Out

I have often wondered whether this is an active choice, a curse, or simply a matter of circumstance. At my age and from my cultural background almost everyone I know is married and has children. At times I wonder whether it is the lifestyle I have adopted, but at other times partition blame to the …

First Year of Marriage: Is It Complicated?

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 …

inter-cultural marriage

Ten Things I Learned Being in an Inter-Cultural Marriage

I’ve been in an inter-cultural marriage for about 10 years Alhamdulillah. When I first got married and after the honeymoon phase had worn off, the cultural shock was really difficult to bear. It is hard enough when two people from the same culture get married because they still have to adapt to each other and …

Dear Future Wives: Here Are 10 Tips for a Successful Marriage

Dear Future Wives: Here Are 10 Tips for a Successful Marriage

Let’s be honest. You are no more daddy’s girl who can do whatever she wants at anytime! You are not living by your self and hanging the “Don’t disturb” signal on your door. Those days are gone.. You are now a grown up young lady who is getting married Masha’Allah 🙂 Marriage is a great transition …



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