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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. Here are 10 steps you can take to help lay down the building blocks of a strong and joyous marriage – or to weed out potential …

I Feel Ashamed of My Uneducated Fiancé

I Feel Ashamed of My Uneducated Fiancé

In this counseling answer: • Do you really need a highly qualified partner despite the excellent character he might possess? • Stop comparing your life with others because it will bring a fall. • You need to decide who you want in life. Dear sister, Love and attraction have great depth, and the love of …

After 2 Years of Engagement, Shall I Still Wait for Him?

After 2 Years of Engagement, Shall I Still Wait for Him?

In this counseling answer: • Your family are aware of the situation and are able to offer a more rational perspective,soit is worth taking their thoughts into consideration, too. • Do not give up on supplicating to Allah (swt) and continue to ask for His (swt) guidance. • You could make some kind of compromise …

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. • Prayistikharaand don’t be …

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 …

Fiancé Is Still Unsure Whether He Wants to Marry Me

Fiancé Is Still Unsure Whether He Wants to Marry Me

In this counseling answer: • Do not make the decision to marry hastily or under pressure from any side. Do it only if you are totally convinced and comfortable with it. • It is important that you have some degree of compatibility and mutual understanding regarding things. But most importantly, it is vital that your …

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 …

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 isalways advisable in these situations to prayistikharaand 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 …



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