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The in-laws

Our 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

'When I First Found out I Was in Polygamy'

When I first found out I was in polygamy, I really needed someone to talk to besides my husband. I needed to express myself, release what was inside of me, find out if what I was feeling was justified. It didn’t feel right to reveal everything to friends and certainly not relatives who would have …

tips for wives

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 …

Intercultural marriage

Overcoming Cultural Differences in an Intercultural Marriage

Read part one Once you’re one half of an intercultural marriage, you are set to experience all the challenges and blessings it brings. While intercultural marriages can have their difficulties, one of the blessings of Islam is that sharing a common religion can smooth over some of the rough edges. Having a shared religion makes …

second wife

“I Won’t Let My Husband Have a Second Wife!”

Being a Muslim woman, I know that Islam gives the right to men to have up to four wives, but, to me, I still believe that Islam hasn’t invented the idea of polygamy but it just puts rules and conditions to restrict it.

arranged marraige

Arranged Marriage: Muslim Women Speak Out

Read part one Saima addresses a pertinent aspect of arranged marriages – perhaps something unique to the Sub-Continental culture. She admits that many arranged Pakistani marriage are laced with ill-feelings, such as anger, jealousy, and hatred. Many scholars hailing from the Indo-Pak region,often address this dimension in lectures, talks and even khutbahs. “Many women don’t …

single

'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 …

marriage

Marriage As a Roller Coaster: Special Tips

Blessings in life are like the autumn, the colors and the breeze are welcomed warmly. One such blessing is the happy marriage. Though, it has been a trend to host a marriage ceremony grandly, but once it is over everything is over. It is a shame that the sparks of the wedding night fade so …

intercultural marriage

Before Entering into an Intercultural Marriage

Intercultural marriages are completely allowed in Islam. Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) even encouraged the believers to give less weight to things like culture, race, beauty, and wealth, in order to find a mate based on a compatible level of faith. When considering a spouse for an Islamic marriage, the main thing …



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