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Is Trust in Marriage Really that Important?

“Sunny days, everybody loves them. Tell me, baby, can you stand the rain?” — song “Can You Stand the Rain?” by New Edition *** Happily Ever After? Just as Hamid was settling into an engaging conversation with friends, his cell phone chimed indicating a text message. Groaning, Hamid reached into his pocket and withdrew the …

Parents Disapprove of Marriage

My Parents Disapprove of Marriage, What to Do?

In this counseling answer: •I would kindly suggest brother, that if you and the girl desire to marry that you do so. •I would respectfully and kindly sit with your parents and inform them of your decision. •Use the Qur’an to illustrate how we are to chose our mates. As-salamu alaykum brother, Thank you for …

Amazing How Islam Values Women!

Amazing How Islam Values Women!

My uncle told me that women often go unappreciated in our lives. And part of that lack of appreciation is that we belittle what they’re capable of and reduce them to maids. That’s why the Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us that though we may never…

Struggling with Polygamy? Check This Polygamy Survival Guide

Struggling with Polygamy? Check This Survival Guide

Polygamy is often seen as the end of a happy marriage, but this is not always true. Take it from me, I’m a happily married first wife and I’m friend with my co-wife, Masha’ Allah; in fact she’s sitting in the same room while I’m typing this polygamy survival guide. Polygamy can work if the …

One Question that Could Save Your Marriage

One Question that Could Save Your Marriage

“Who knew marriage could be so difficult?” asked Sara: “One day you’re this care-free woman, pretty selfish and self-indulgent. Next you have a roomie – and one that is supposed to share that room with you for the rest of your life!” “We were living on top of each other,” she added, “Everyone has disagreements …

Domestic Violence in Muslim Community & How to Deal with It

Domestic Violence in Muslim Community & Tips for Victims

How to deal with domestic violence? In this Khutbah, Dr. Yasir Qadhi addresses this problem, refutes claims justifying it, and provides useful tips for victims. Spousal Abuse in Muslim Communities Dr. Yasir Qadhi discusses spousal abuse in Muslim communities, condemning the misguided people who justify violence using the Quran and the Sunnah. He stressed that under …

Want to Marry Him

I Want to Marry Him: Can We Chat to Stay in Touch?

Short Answer:  Prophet Muhammad said “No person (man) should be alone with a woman, except when there is a Mahram with her.” This also applies to private virtual meetings. If you both desire to get married, then please go through the proper process for marriage. _____________________________________ Assalamu alaykum, and thank you for sending in your question to …


Husbands are Pre-decided, Do I Still Have to Look?

Short Answer: Firstly, it is permissible for a woman to show interest in marrying a certain man who is known for his righteousness. But this has etiquettes and boundaries to maintain a woman’s honor, dignity, and respect. We know from our tradition that our mother, Lady Khadija didn’t get to know The Prophet on her own or …

New Muslimah - 5 Things to Consider Before Marriage

New Muslimah - 5 Things to Consider Before Marriage

The guardian’s role is crucial in the very early stages. He will be more able to spot subtle signs about a potential groom’s suitability, or lack of it, that might escape a new Muslimah who is unfamiliar with different cultures.

must marry

I Don't Ever Want to Get Married: Must I?

Short Answer: There were many great scholars in Islamic history, both male and female, who chose not to marry. To marry is undoubtedly a strong Sunnah. _____________________________________ Asalaamu alaykum, sister, Thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. To begin with, when it comes to the recommendation to marry, Islam does not distinguish between men and …

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