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Sex Before Marriage and Its Consequences

  In the name of Allah, most compassionate and most merciful. “From among the signs of the Hour (end of time) are that religious knowledge will be taken away (by the death of religious scholars), ignorance will prevail, drinking of alcoholic drinks, and there will be a prevalence of Zina.” …

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Practical Points For a Happy Marriage?

    Question: I have been married for 3 years now. My wife has very harsh tongue. How can I deal with this? Please also provide practical things which I can implement to increase our bond of love. How can I be more kind to her?  I have seen many …

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Sacrificing parents’ happiness for love

  Nasihah (Advice): Choose Religion when searching for a Spouse   Sayyiduna Abu Huraira Radhiyallahu Anhu narrated that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, A woman is married for four (reasons); her wealth, her family status, her beauty and her religion. So attain success by choosing a woman of piety….) (Bukhari) …

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What Is Midlife Crisis In Married Men?

His phone blinked with a new message. She casually glanced over to see if it was a message from their son who needed to be picked up from after school activity. The message read I love you and I can’t wait to be with you tonight with a trail of …

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Safeguarding the Secret

Imagine a woman who possesses an exquisite piece of jewellery. She values it, cherishes it and guards it, always fearful for its safety. One day, in a moment of negligence, she confided in a person whom she had wrongfully regarded as a friend, informing her of the jewellery, its location …

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Lack Of Sexual Intimacy In Marriage

 RAISING AWARENESS IN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY   It’s not often that we hear of an intimacy-starved marriage, where it is the wife who suffers. A sister shares her struggle.   By Umm Ayoob   It is any woman’s worst nightmare to find out that her husband is not attracted to …

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Just Friends Part 2

  BUT…   “WHAT’S SO WRONG ABOUT IT?” That question is usually followed by excuse after excuse, yet each reason that is always given has many flaws. NON-MAHRAM FRIENDSHIPS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ISLAM, NO MATTER HOW MUCH ONE MAY TRY TO JUSTIFY THEM BY SAYING, “BUT…”   “It’s a …

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Just Friends Part 1

  A day of hard work with your peers on a project, a sister suggests that all of you hang out at the pizza place nearby for a late lunch. The problem is, your group of peers is made up of both guys and girls. “But we’re all friends!” protests …

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Blissful Home/Marriage Tonic

  *Secret 1* Everyone you marry has a weakness. Only God does not have a weakness. So if you focus on your spouse’s weakness you can’t get the best out of his strength. *Secret 2* Everyone has a dark history. No one is an angel. When you get married or …

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 Un/Happily Ever After?

There is no denying the fact that our community faces a crisis with the alarming rate of divorces. Marriages are ended for trivial reasons with Talaaqs issued in outbursts of anger. The fact that Talaaq is the most hated of permitted acts in the sight of Allah ought to give …

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