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*Marital Guidance

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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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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Q&A Marriage Mail

Question: I am married for 22 years. My husband enjoys me showing him love, but he doesn’t like to show me the same kind of love towards me. There are many places in which they say you must show your love to your wife, and even tell her that you …

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Problems with my parents. Permissible to move out?

Question: I have been married for few years and have children. We have been living with my parents for the last six years. However, my parents do not treat me as though I am their daughter. When they are nice, they are lovely and we get along really well. Unfortunately, …

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Proliferation of Divorces

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 this …

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Excellent piece of advice for Females

It would not be far from the truth to say that these words deserve to be inscribed in gold ink. ———– ‘Abd al-Malik (RA) said: “When ‘Awf ibn Muhallim al-Shaybani, one of the most highly respected leaders of the Arab nobility during the jahiliyyah, married his daughter Umm Iyas to …

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Polygamy in the West Today

Polygamy in the global community is common, normal and accepted.  According to the Ethnographic Atlas Codebook[1] derived from George P. Murdock’s Ethnographic Atlas recorded the marital composition of 1231 societies, from 1960-1980.  Of these societies, 186 societies were monogamous.  1041 were polygynous.  According to Joseph Ginat, the author of ‘Polygamous …

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Polygamy

                                       Polygamy Islam is criticized for allowing polygamy, for popular culture in the West views polygamy as relatively backward and impoverished.  For many Christians, it is a license to promiscuity, and feminists consider it a violation of women’s rights and demeaning to women.  A crucial point that needs to be …

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