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*Marital Guidance

Overlooking the shortcomings of a spouse

A man came to Umar Radhi Allahu Anhu to complain about his wife. As he reached his door, he heard Ummi Kulthum, Umarʼs Radhi Allahu Anhu wife, speaking harshly to him. A man came to Umar Radhi Allahu Anhu to complain about his wife. As he reached his door, he …

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Polygamy Survival Guide

  Dhakiyya Umm Ruqayya presents a practical guide for how to make polygamy work, drawn from personal experience. Polygamy is often seen as the end of a happy marriage, but it need not be that at all. Take it from me, I’m a happily married first wife and I’m friends …

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Advice to single sisters entangled with married men

by Ustadha Hosai Mojaddidi   The man you claim to “love” and are eagerly waiting on the sidelines for in the hopes that he’ll see you, is keeping you in the periphery for a reason. He knows perfectly well that he can go on enjoying his game on the field …

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Masturbation

There are serious harms resulting for masturbation both from a physical point of view and a spiritual point of view. A person can become addicted to masturbation to such an extent that it effects his/her future sex life. Masturbation is also a sin causes feelings of guilt and depression in …

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Pre-marital Relations

Question: I’ve been told that premarital relationships are haram because they lead to premarital sex, and that makes sense in the old times, when contraception wasn’t as readily available, but in the modern era, where condoms are and other contraceptives are easily available, why are premarital relationships and sex prohibited? …

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Is it natural to argue with one’s spouse?

Question: I got married one year ago but now my wife and I are having arguments and at times we don’t talk although we really love each other. We both end up crying after the episode is over, please advise us how to overcome this. Answer: In the Name of …

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Save Marriage End Divorce

  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 …

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“Food for the Soul”-Kindness to your Wife

Subject: Kindness to your Wife Allah, The Most Exalted, says: And among His Signs is this, that He created for you wives from among yourselves, that you may find repose in them, and He has put between you affection and mercy. Verily, in that are indeed signs for a people …

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The Road to a Happy Marriage Part 1

1. Learn to forgive your spouse.. Remember the English adage ‘To err is human, to forgive is Divine.’ 2. Misunderstandings and minor differences should not be suppressed. Rather discuss them in an amicable manner, or else this could ultimately lead to a broken marriage (Allah Ta’ala save us.) 3. Learn …

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Mother’s In-Law – Family or Foe?

Marriage is the floral bloom when two people’s hearts fuse after the fragrance of love has been added. With this unification of two souls, there is an inheritance of in laws which on some occasions, results in friction that wilts the blossom. We often hear of problems that occur between …

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