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Is love that ends in marriage haraam?

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The relationship that develops between a man and a non-mahram woman, which people call “love” is a combination of haraam things that transgress shar’i and moral limits. No wise person will doubt that this relationship is haraam, because it involves a man being alone with …

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Wedding Planning- The Wedding of a Queen!

The Wedding of a Queen! Fatimah (Radiyallahu Anha) is the youngest daughter of our beloved Prophet (Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam). Out of all the children, she was the most beloved to him. He said, ‘The Queen of the ladies in Jannat is Fatimah.’ He also said, ‘Fatimah is part of my …

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The Sin of Fornication and Adultery – Part 1

    We’ve all heard of the seven deadly sins, but in reality their number is not limited to seven. Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas said: “Seventy is closer to their number than seven”. A major sin is one for which the Quran/Sunnah prescribes a punishment in this life and in the …

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Goodbye Facebook

My high school friends told me about Facebook. Since all of them had an account, I decided to create one myself although I was very nonchalant about my account. I had never displayed my pictures on social sites and told myself that I would not display my pictures on Facebook. …

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6 Ways Of Winning Your Husband

      Marital disputes and lack of love between the spouses is a very common occurrence in today’s society. For some it has even become a regular part of their daily lives. Constant arguing and disputing, shouting and insulting, tension, anxiety, tears and regret are all things that could …

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Advice to assist a troubled marriage

  The Hadith questions the manhood of a person who beats his wife up during the day and derives pleasure from her during the night. Good marriages require patience, kindness, humility, sacrifice, empathy, love, understanding, forgiveness, and hard work. Following these basic principles should help any marriage to improve. The …

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How Youth Should Understand Marriage

Umm Zainab Vanker and Umm Khadijah continue the discussion on youthful marriages. In Part 2, they focus on the attitudes held amongst Muslims that impede the successful implementation of young marriages. TWO extremes are found amongst the Muslim youth regarding marriage: Over-idealism, wherein they imagine that marriage will make their …

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The spirit of marriage in Islam

by Irshaad Hussain The Prophet was once asked, “What is more important than prayer?” He replied, “The spirit of prayer” – the spirit that animates the prayer. He was asked what is more important than fasting – he replied, the spirit of fasting. For each question concerning an Islamic practice …

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Till Death Do Us Part: On Valentine’s Day

By Hafsa Ahmed ON 14th Feb, I sometimes receive Valentine’s day messages or mails from people wishing me love and good cheer. I take it as an opportunity to inform them of my ‘extremist’ views that have no room for birthdays, New Year or Valentine’s Day. Sometimes I do it …

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Youthful Marriage: Impractical Ideal, or a Viable Option?

Zainab Bint Younus SURROUNDED by a global culture of hypersexuality, Muslim parents and youth share one similar concern: marriage. When to prepare for marriage, after post-secondary education or before? How to find suitable marriage partners? Many Muslim parents still prefer the more recent tradition when it comes to marriage: waiting …

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