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Marriage

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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The Law of contrast and the breakdown of Muslim Relationships  

https://www.central-mosque.com [30:21] And it is among His signs that He has created for you wives from among yourselves, so that you may find tranquillity in them, and He has created love and kindness between you. Surely in this there are signs for a people who reflect. Psychologists have long known …

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A Sweet and Simple Nikaah

 http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah) was an illustrious Taabi‘ee who was the son-in-law and student of Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Abu Wadaa‘ah (rahimahullah) narrates the following: I would regularly sit in the gathering of Sa‘eed bin Musayyab (rahimahullah). However, there was once a period during which I remained absent …

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Waleema – Post Nikah Banquet

http://www.radioislam.org.za As we enter the summer months that brings with it cool evenings and warm mornings, many families opt to wed their sons and daughters during this period of favourable weather. Besides the weather, it is also a time that leads up to the holiday season allowing the newly-wed couple …

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