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After Engagement, Fiancé Talks to Another Woman

After Engagement, Fiancé Talks to Another Woman

In this counseling answer: • You need to decide if his other relationship is a deal-breaker. If you believe that it is, then you have to communicate that to him and stay committed to yourself. • You must learn to love and value yourself before anyone else does. Appreciate yourself, build your self-esteem, and be grateful …

He Hugs His Female Friends; Shall I Marry Him?

He Hugs His Female Friends; Shall I Marry Him?

In this counseling answer: • Set aside time to speak with him about these issues, but don’t approach the topics in a demanding or blaming way. • Consider pre-marital counseling. • Ultimately, if he refuses to compromise on these issues, then this is a red flag for you concerning the future. • Pray istikhara and don’t be …

We Stopped Talking So That Our Future Marriage Is Blessed

We Stopped Talking So That Our Future Marriage Is Blessed

In this counseling answer: • For your marriage to be blessed, it is always advisable in these situations to pray istikhara and ask Allah to guide you. • Meet him and his family with you and yours so that you can get to know him properly in an acceptable way. • Keep Allah close and He will surely guide …

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

I Changed My Mind; I Want to Refuse This Proposal

In this counseling answer: • If you are not attracted to him and prefer someone else, then this may make it difficult to develop relations between the two of you. • If you choose to decline the existing proposal, be sure to be kind in doing so since arrangements have already been made. • Make …

I Dislike Getting Married; I Don’t Want to Compromise

I Dislike Getting Married; I Don’t Want to Compromise

In this counseling answer: • In Islam, there is also balance. We are to have a balance in our lives for us to be productive, caring members of a community, get married Insha’Allah, have a family if one desires, as well as build a foundation for ourselves regarding career, family, and serving Allah. • Start a …

Thanks to My Parents My Engagement Ended

Thanks to My Parents, My Engagement Ended

In this counseling answer: • Try to forgive yourself, forgive your family and forgive your ex-fiancée for ending the engagement. • While one’s socioeconomic status should not be the only deciding factor in marriage, it is beneficial for you to carefully think about what lifestyle you need to feel comfortable. • As the engagement is …

Does Engagement Make Dating Permissible?

Does Engagement Make Dating Permissible?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi 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: Engagement is not a license for the parties to be together, to hold hands, or isolate with one another. None of these things are considered …

Dos and Don’ts During Engagement

Dos and Don’ts During Engagement

The rules governing the engagement period in Islam are often clouded by various cultural practices and family traditions, leaving many engaged couples invariably confused.

Hunting for My Other Half (Q&A Folder)

Hunting for My Other Half (Q&A Folder)

Getting married is one of the biggest transitions in one’s life. Therefore, one needs to be very thoughtful when it’s time to make the final decision: whom I want to live the rest of my life (and the Hereafter) with? Muslim youth can face many difficulties until they find the answer. One of the biggest …



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