50 Things You Need to Know About Marital Relationships

Excerpted from Al Maghrib Institute’s “Fiqh of Love” seminar with Shaykh Waleed Basyouni. Great relationships don’t just happen; they are created. You have to work at it. If your job takes all of your best energy, your marriage will suffer. One of the greatest gifts you can give your spouse is your own happiness. It is possible to love and […]

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Creating a Family Budget

Marriage brings a whole new load of responsibility on us, life suddenly stops being about us and becomes revolved around the our spouse and children. Having a coherent family budget can help us avoid unnecessary spending, keep track with our money, and to plan for the future. Karaz’s Mira has a few tips to assist you in creating a budget […]

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Searching For Mr. Right Series – The Stupid Glass Slipper (Part 1)

I think I am going to make a few enemies right now when I say that Disney is not my favorite place to find “halaified” entertainment. I have, over the years, grown utterly disgusted by all of the female roles that lead to a love affair turned marriage and the whole happily ever after thing. My daughter, for example, who […]

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Her Mahr Was Surah Al-Noor

Hiba Ammar writes: When my father proposed to my mother, he dedicated Surah Al-Imran, which he memorized off heart, as her “Mahr” (dowry). And when my husband proposed to me, my father told him that he would have to memorize a Surah of the Quran as my mahr. The wedding will not go on unless I’ve received my mahr I […]

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Uh Oh, The Honeymoon is Over!

“And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts). Verily in that are Signs for those who reflect” (30: 21). Once you get married, after all the enjoyment and happiness of the ‘Honeymoon’ period, after the […]

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The Best of Father-In-Laws. Muhammad Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wasallam.

Ustadh Abdul Wahab Saleem discusses a very touchy topic which is “In-Laws”. Everyone seem to have gone through the in-laws syndrome before marriage or during marriage. Let us learn from the best of mankind, our beloved Prophet pbuh and see how he was as a father-in-law.

Focus Now (Importance of planning your child’s future)

This brand new series deals with the importance FOCUSing NOW on the future of your children. The series will discuss a number of hadith and ideas that can be used to develop your children now! Allah aza wa jal clearly states in the Quran (Sahih International): O you who have believed, protect yourselves and your families from a Fire whose fuel is […]

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A consistent plan for children

Whenever you will speak to any expert or person who has any experience regarding parenting you will hear this over and over again; consistency or being consistent. A few pointers below that will hopefully help all of us in achieving this consistency. 1.  Having a Plan Make plans before you have any kids or when your kids are very young […]

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