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*Marital Guidance

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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7 things your Muslim wife won’t tell you

Most men have a hard time understanding women. Even a woman they’ve been married to for years. One minute she’s perfectly fine, the next, she’s crying like a baby. She complains about something but when we offer advice on how to fix it, she still isn’t satisfied. After several years …

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Wedding of Fatimah (Radi’Allahu Anha)

by Moulana M. Saleem Dhorat, Fatimah (Radi’Allahu Anha) is the youngest daughter of our beloved Prophet (Sallallaahu 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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Love or Desire

Where in the world, are the Muslim youth getting their ideals about love, marriage and family? In Bahrain, a teenage Muslim princess ran away from her family, her home and country forever, putting her life in jeopardy in order to marry an American marine she hardly knew. She made a …

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Advice to Daughter-in-Laws

By Moulana Abdul Hameed Ishaq 1. Accept your in-laws as your own parents. You have them to thank for the wonderful man who has become your life partner. 2. Don’t compare them to your parents as to show your spouse how inadequate his parents are. 3. If your in-laws give …

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Virtuous Jealousy

Virtuous Jealousy: A woman’s take by Fatima Barakatullah   We live in societies in which most men and women have lost their sense of modesty, women are obsessed with their appearances and wear clothes to be seen by others and to attract the attention of other men even if they …

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