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The Gift of Gratitude – Shukr

On one occasion, after Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam) had married, Nabi Ebrahim (‘alaihis salaam) came to visit him in Makkah Mukarramah. On arriving at his home, however, he did not meet Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam), as he was out, and instead met the wife of Nabi Ismaa‘eel (‘alaihis salaam). As she had …

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Absolute Last Option

Sayyiduna Thowbaan (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Whichever woman asks for a divorce without a genuine need, the fragrance of Jannah will be haraam upon her.” (Sunan Tirmizi #1187) Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) has explained that the facility of talaaq is the most abhorred of permissible …

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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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