By inviting the refugees to participate in a meal celebrating their wedding, the couple did more than fill the stomachs of the hungry neighbors. They treated them as their brothers, and honored them as guests.
When spouses tune into each other, they are able to develop healthier relationships with each other, their children, their extended family, friends, neighbors, and the whole community.
Many new Muslim sisters think that marriage is the solution to their education. Although it is ideal, it isn’t realistic. When we become close and comfortable with our spouses, we tend to become “lazy” in these matters, with teaching the other something that takes time, at the top of the list.
Marriage is a give and take, not take, take, take! When a woman is upset, she tends to verbalize her feelings, whereas the man wants to hold it in and not talk about it.
In the context of the Arab Spring debates on parliaments and Shari`ah, the European debates on secularism and religion, the South East Asian debates on corporal punishments (hudud), I wrote and spoke on various occasions about the importance of differentiating between the law of the land (qanun) and Islamic law (Shari`ah/fiqh). However, clear differentiation in …
How does one go about dealing with parents when taking a marriage decision?
Reports about the death of an eight-year-old girl in Yemen of internal injuries on the first night of her marriage to a man more than five times her age has sparked anger over the widespread practice, denied vehemently by Yemeni officials.
Indian Muslim community leaders have slammed the government proposal to lower the age of consent from 18 to 16 years, condemning it as a blow to family and social norms as well as the culture of the country.
Triggering an expected controversy, a so-called “Islamic” online sex shop has opened in Turkey to sell “halal” sex products, becoming the first of its kind in the predominantly Muslim country.
In Pakistani weddings, it is traditionally customary for the couple to receive gifts of cash from attendees and guests. The bride is also gifted formal jewelry by her close relatives.