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When Converts Marry – Stories of Battling the Culture Clash

When Converts Marry - Stories of Battling the Culture Clash

Many converts think that inter-cultural relationships will be easy to manage; but in reality, it can be a true test of faith. Not only are you marrying someone from another culture, but you are in the process of learning and implementing a new…

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

Remembrances of My First Ramadan

I recall being very lonely during my first Ramadan. As a new convert, I woke up for sahur (meal before fasting) and ate it alone, broke my fast alone and prayed Tarawih Prayer alone. I was a university graduate student and I lived alone…

A Guardian Refuses to Marry His Daughter Off

A Guardian Refuses to Marry His Daughter Off: Can She Marry Herself?

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: You have every right to marry the person you have chosen as long as the above criteria are fulfilled. Your …

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Can a Widow Marry against Her Parents’ Will?

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: You can marry the man you want as long he is a good practicing Muslim. However, you are highly advised …

Think About Who You Will Marry

Marriage is a major decision that will affect us for the rest of our life. Before we get married, we need to think about who do we want to marry. Mufti Men has some excellent advice.

New Muslims: Marry a Born-Muslim or Revert?

A revert who has been raised in the West might have to resort to a considerable amount of adjustment if they choose to marry a born Muslim, especially in how much they’ll need to assimilate into a new cultural setup and learn to live in a tightly-knit extended family…

Go "Shopping" Not Dating

Sister Lisa Killinger gives advice to young Muslims looking to marry by telling them to go “shopping” for what they are looking for. Look around to see what is out there but not to date.

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I am Under 20: Can I Marry the Girl I Love?

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- Though it is allowed for any Muslim, male or female, to marry once he/she reaches the age of puberty, …

10 Tips for Revert Brothers Seeking Marriage

Most reverts face a lot of pressure to get married. First they have problems with community acceptance as an outsider, no Muslim family to support them, and usually face racism and discrimination for a number of different reasons. Some often feel depressed and lonely…



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