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Marriage

The Map of Marriage

Any intelligent person undertaking a very long journey – through a route which he has not travelled before – will ensure that he makes adequate preparations before he departs. He will seek advice and directions and will make enquiries regarding the road and what to expect. After making all the …

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WHY OPPOSE THE MUSLIM MARRIAGES BILL (MMB)?

    With the Muslim Marriage Bill (MMB) hearing already underway, the High Court in Cape Town has heard the application in favour of the Bill, with the opposing parties to be heard in the latter part of the year. From its very outset many Ulama have raised Shariah concerns …

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Victims of Free-Mixing 

  Umm Muhammad, a woman over the age of 40, tells her story.   I lived a life of modest means with my husband. There was never any closeness and harmony, and my husband did not have the kind of strong personality that a woman would hope for, but his …

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When can A Revert Woman remarry after accepting Islam?

  Nasihah (Advice): Ghusl upon the acceptance of Islam   Sayyiduna Qais Bin Aasim Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that he accepted Islam and Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam instructed him to perform Ghusl with water and lotus leaves. (Tirmidhi)   Note: It is preferable (Mustahab) to perform Ghusl upon the acceptance of Islam. …

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Why Should I Marry?

  Introduction Marriage in Islam Why marry? Marriage and its Connection with Fornication and Homosexuality The Knock-on Effects of Fornication and Homosexuality Marriage and Masturbation A Final Word Regarding Marriage   Introduction In light of modern day, what is marriage? What does it mean? The Collins Paperback English Dictionary states …

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Why are the rules different for husband vs wife?

Question: In Islam, a man has options to choose from when his wife misbehaves or does something displeasing. For example, negotiating, then leaving her bedroom, etc. My question is, what if a man misbehaves? Does the woman have any options? What if he does something extremely horrible? What can she …

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Marriage is not for Small Boys !!!

  I used to interpret the saying “Marriage is not for small boys” to mean small  boys in terms of age, until I visited a female mentor that has been in marriage for 47 years.   I asked, so what is the secret of your over 47 years in marriage? …

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To date or not to date?

    Girl meets boy, and life seems so sweet. Now that he is in her life, no one else exists. All day long he is the number one feature of her daydreams; the star of the show. She checks her Facebook to see if he has posted on her …

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The Unforgiving Reality of Adultery/Infidelity

    We as Muslims in this country have an attitude that we are immune to certain calamities or illnesses and so we don’t need to learn about these issues because it will never affect us. This amongst other things is the ignorant attitude that is allowing these problems to …

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