5 Prophetic Steps to a Happy Marriage

We often get swept up in the routine of life that we take our marriages for granted. Luckily Allah has given us a perfect portrait in the Messenger of Allah (Peace be upon him) to help break that routine. Here are five practical, yet powerful, lessons from the Messenger to help rekindle our relationships. Smile Often The Prophet used to […]

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How to Deal With Money Fights in Marriage?

Communication is the key to most marital issues and  financial challenges are no exception. By honoring each other and knowing one’s rights and duties, you will be able to reach an agreement. This video by Marriagesucess offers advice by Islamic scholars and marriage counselors on how to deal with money fights in marital life.

Marital Bliss in Ramadan: 8 Awesome Tips to Keep Your Love Alive

Although married couples are not permitted to be intimate to the level which may lead to intercourse while fasting, there are many other ways to express your love for one another during Ramadan. Allah [swt] says in the ayah: “It has been made permissible for you the night preceding fasting to go to your wives [for sexual relations]. They are clothing […]

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An Intimate Ramadan

So, you have set your Ramadan goals and are on your way to achieving them with consistency and persistence, insha Allah. Everyone seems to have set their sights on creating a productive ramadan by increasing our ibadah in terms of prayer, sadaqah, Qur’an, etc. However, one aspect of ibadah (or an aspect which can be considered sadaqah when done with […]

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Islam and Intimacy

In Islam satisfying one’s sexual appetite is a both a vehicle to perpetuating the human race and curbing one’s most basic and primitive desires. A rewarding Intention: Lawfully satisfying one’s sexual appetite is a means of lowering one’s gaze and guarding one’s modesty. It is by the Mercy of Allah that muslims are rewarded for lawfully satisfying their sexual appetites. […]

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How to choose your Wife

When searching for a wife the most important principle one has to understand is that whatever pleases you about a woman will suffice. There are further clarifications in Islam on what are the qualities you should be looking for in a wife. This is one of the rights of your children upon you that you choose a good mother for […]

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Marrying overseas

Many Muslims for a variety of reasons have ventured into getting married across borders and cultures in many different scenarios. This has worked for many people and has been a disaster for others. We have looked into this matter and have found the success and failure factors in these marriages. To dig deeper into this topic we have to separate […]

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Courting according to Islam

Please understand the following principles as many people take them lightly and make many mistakes. Please read this brief explanation of each section but if more information is needed please research the topic further. Proposing or Approaching First step is to propose to the family or the sister directly. In Arabic the word for this is “khitbah”, known to us […]

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The Islamic Marriage Contract

The marriage (Nikah) contract is a very important element in finalizing the marriage and making a man and a woman lawful for each other. This is probably one of the biggest if not the biggest contract you will ever sign. This is a contract with which you take on a life partner and a start of a family. There are […]

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Etiquettes of Intimacy

Below is a brief explanation of etiquette’s related to intimacy in Islam. Each one of these headings has a lot more information so if you are unclear on any specific matter please do further research regarding the matter. 1. Private Setting The first important thing to remember is that the couple should be in a private room, with doors closed […]

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