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Are You Single and Happy? (Let’s Find Out)

Are You Single and Happy? (Let’s Find Out)

Okay, here we go. There are three types of single girls known to humankind: Single and happy Single and miserable Single and miserable but trying (or sometimes pretending) to be happy Single and Miserable “You don’t need a man to be happy!” “How can you possibly feel lonely? You have a loving family and lots …

What Aspects of Our Past Must Be Revealed Before Marriage?

What Aspects of Our Past Must Be Revealed Before Marriage?

Wa `alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi 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: 1- One should not disclose one’s past sins to a prospective spouse. If Allah has concealed a person’s sins, it …

I Love Him, but He Doesn’t Want to Marry Me

I Love Him, but He Doesn't Want to Marry Me

In this counseling answer: • I would like you to reflect upon what love means to you. • Try to step back away from your emotions and look at this situation as a stranger would. • Please makedu’aa’to Allah (swt) to keep you on the right path. • If you do not meet him, it …

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

Middle-Eastern Marriages: Like a Lottery?

In this counseling answer: • In the Sunnah, we find that individuals do have a choice in marriage and should not be forced to marry anyone. • How do we get married: This, of course, all depends on the cultural context. • My advice is to honor the cultural customs so long as they do …

Pre-marriage

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 …

divorce

Overcoming Emotional Hardships After Divorce

Divorce is no-doubt a challenging and sometimes traumatic life change. However, in Islam, the wisdom of the iddah (waiting period) gives couples a chance to emotionally adjust to what will become their new normal after their marriage dissolution.

Family Issues: Is Istikhara Prayer a Viable Solution?

Family Issues: Is Istikhara Prayer a Viable Solution?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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: 1- Spouses should solve their problems through mutual consultation, respect, kindness, and love. 2- If they fail to solve their …

When Prince Charming Never Comes

When Prince Charming Never Comes

“When I hit 33, I actually posted my profile to a Muslim matrimonial website. That was the beginning of the end. I felt so much shame when I did it, not because my parents were unaware — they had actually encouraged me to ‘do whatever it takes before it’s too late’ — but because I wondered what was wrong with me.”

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 …

I Don't Feel Like Having Children, Normal?

I Don't Feel Like Having Children

In this counseling answer: •At 27 time is still on your side, but it is also limited.However, by no means should you feel pressuredtohaving children if you don’t want to or are not ready to. •What can be useful to do, is as it seems you have already, contemplate your 2 options; have children or …



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