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Halal matchmaking

Halal Matchmaking: New Way to Complete Half Your Deen?

I remember growing up and my mom telling me stories of how she met my dad. They were young. Her dad was the community sheikh and had taught my dad Quran classes from a young age. My mom moved to Cairo with her dad, and my dad moved to Canada, but as soon as my dad had …

Female Muslim converts marriage

The Challenges Muslim Converts Face When It Comes to Marriage

For many women who choose to convert to Islam, learning how to pray, giving up certain foods, and dressing differently are some of the challenges that Insha’Allah they will find easy to overcome. Next on the lips of well-meaning advisers is the reminder that marriage is ‘half our deen’ and there is no reason to …

Domestic Violence: What Should the Victim Do?

Domestic Violence: What Should the Victim Do? (Watch)

Domestic violence is any behavior that aims at gaining power and control over a spouse, partner or family member. Abuse is a learned behavior; it is not caused by anger, mental problems, drugs or alcohol, or other common excuses. Unfortunately, it has become a global problem. Domestic violence can affect anyone of any age or gender. Whether it’s physical …

Silent treatment

When to Give Your Spouse the ‘Silent Treatment’?

A husband comes home from work. His wife is silent, giving muted, monosyllabic replies to his cheerful banter. “What’s wrong?” He asks. No response. “Is it something I said?” Still no reply. By now he is racking his brain, going over the events of the past week to fish out the possible reason for his …

Muslim girl

I Want a Muslim Girl, But…

Why He Can’t Marry Her: Sulayman’s Story Sulayman met Aidah during a medical internship. They worked in the same lab and had the opportunity to talk a lot during the eight-week assignment. She had graduated as a pre-med major, as had he, and she would attend a medical school near his. Aidah was attractive, easy-going, …

polygamy

Before You Marry Me, No-Polygamy Clause Needed

“I hope you don’t plan on doing something like that,” I said. His smile faded. “Doing something like what?” “Marrying another wife.” He was quiet for some time. “Of course not.” “Good.” I folded my arms across my chest. “Anyway, I read that I can put a no-polygamy clause in my contract.” He nodded slowly. …

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 …

bride

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 …

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. …



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