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Problems with my parents. Permissible to move out?

Question: I have been married for few years and have children. We have been living with my parents for the last six years. However, my parents do not treat me as though I am their daughter. When they are nice, they are lovely and we get along really well. Unfortunately, …

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Let’s Put Women in Their Place

MEN, it’s time to wake up. We’re losing ground and failing in our charge. We are ignorant of how women in the glorious middle ages used to be, so we have no idea how we should expect our women to be. Blame it on foreign influence, disconnect with history, or …

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I Want Marriage, Not Responsibility!

Andrea Umm Abdullah | Saudi Life I THINK it’s safe to say that most women want the benefits of being married. We want some of the same things – to be loved and taken care of and to have a companion. But how many of us put in the work …

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Yesterday, I Cried

By Umm Zakiyyah IT was one of those moments when you feel the tugging at your heart and the moisture behind your lids before you decide whether or not you want to… The day started off as normally as one could hope. It was the weekend, a Friday, and I …

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What Porn is doing to Men

By Faraz Omar | Saudi Life “You cannot fight them even when they are busy in Salah. You cannot unless they are weakened in their faith. So display all your riches and temptations, and even your women. And when they indulge in the dunya, then fight them.” ROMANS felt humiliated …

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And His Cries Went Unheard: Husband Abuse Unveiled

By Umm Zakiyyah | Saudi Life “I DON’T care who’s listening,” the sister spoke angrily into her friend’s phone, prompting the other sisters in the room to look in her direction, concerned expressions on their faces as they halted their own chatter amongst themselves. “I have somewhere to go, Abdullah. …

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50 things you need to know about marital relationships

As taught by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, Fiqh of Love 1. Great relationships don’t just happen; they are created – you have to work on it 2. If your job gets your best energy, your marriage will wither – if you only come home tired and sick, your marriage is in …

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Marriage Mail

Question:I am married for 22 years. My husband enjoys me showing him love, but he doesn’t like to show me the same kind of love towards me. There are many places in which they say you must show your love to your wife, and even tell her that you love …

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Proliferation of Divorces

Proliferation of Divorces The alarming explosion of Talaaqs in our present times is a cause for great concern. The mention of the word Talaaq which was at one time taboo in our communities has now become such a common and cheap word that in some marriages every argument features this …

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Excellent piece of advice for Females

It would not be far from the truth to say that these words deserve to be inscribed in gold ink. ———– ‘Abd al-Malik (RA) said: “When ‘Awf ibn Muhallim al-Shaybani, one of the most highly respected leaders of the Arab nobility during the jahiliyyah, married his daughter Umm Iyas to …

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