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*Marital Guidance

Reflections from Sūrah al-Tahrīm

Sūrah al-Tahrīm, ‘The Prohibition’, is a Medinan Sūrah comprised of 12 verses, with an underlying theme of tarbiya al-awlād: family relationships and how to nurture them.  Sūrah al-Talāq and Sūrah al-Tahrīm, which appear side by side in the Qur’ān, both start with the words “yā ayuha al-nabi” (O Prophet), directly addressing the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi …

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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

  “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. …

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Goodbye Girlfriend! Welcome Wife!

Alhamdulillah, Allah has granted us a great favour by choosing Islam as our Deen. Allah, the Exalted, says:  “Today I have perfected your Deen for you, completed My bounty upon you and chosen Islam as your Deen.” (Surah Al-Mai’dah, 5:3) Islam is an all-encompassing and holistic way of life. It takes into account all of the human …

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The Supportive Spouse​

Sayyidah Zainab Thaqafiyyah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), also known by the name ‘Raitah’, was the respected wife of the renowned Sahaabi, Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) had dedicated his time to remaining in the blessed company of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) to serve him and …

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Removing The Safety Net – Book

by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel (rahmatullah alayh) “O PEOPLE OF IMAAN! SAVE YOURSELVES AND YOUR FAMILIES FROM A FIRE WHOSE FUEL IS MEN AND STONES…”[SURAH AT-TAHREEM 66 : 6] Some of the e-mails that we receive are such that you do not know whether to believe what you are reading …

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Is a bring and share Walima permissible?

Nasihah (Advice): Dispelling evil thoughts from the minds of people Sayyidatuna Safiyya Bint Huyai Radhiyallahu Anha says: “I came to visit Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam at night while he was in the state of I’tikaf (seclusion) (in the Masjid during the last ten days of Ramadan). After having talked to …

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Was Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) a “Working Woman”?

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Respected ‘Ulama I shared this article on your website, regarding women working, with some of my friends. Someone then mentioned that since Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was a merchant and used to work, it should be fine for Muslim women to work as well. What is the correct answer to …

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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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Can a husband issue Talaaq after the Iddah

Nasihah (Advice): Duas of pious children – A recurring reward Atiyyah Assa’di who was one of the Companions of Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “The servant shall not reach the state of being among the Pious (Muttaqeen) until he leaves out those things in which there is no harm out …

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