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When the Ship is Sinking, Throw away the Extra Baggage

When your marriage is in trouble and you’re fighting to keep it from sinking, it’s time to throw away all the extra baggage that’s not helping. You need to be at your highest vigilance in using your intellect and tackle the problems within your marriage. Anything that is causing more issues or is not a helper needs to be thrown out. In these stressful times there is only a limited amount of energy and time, not to factor in all the stress and confusion the person is experiencing at this moment in their life. Following are a few factors you […]

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Marital problems… Who should I ask for Help?

As any couple can imagine, it is a very difficult to realization or accept that something is wrong and professional help is needed. Many a times nagging problems of the past keep on consistently putting hurdles in the progress of the relationship and this is when you know you need therapy. And once a couple realizes that professional help is what they need and they put aside their egos to accept that fact then they soon realize it was all worth the effort. If you are seriously considering counseling for your marriage then consider and think about the following: Look […]

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The Spark is Missing!

People are quick to point to the aptly named “spark” as being the problem in almost all relationships beyond the exciting wedding and honeymoon phase. Even within our Muslim community, people tend to lose the “happily ever after” feeling within first few years of marriage, and usually just chalk it up to “the spark is missing.” This, in our opinion, is a flawed concept, and shouldn’t really be affecting a Muslim. These are issues adapted from the environment that we live in where people are so used to having different partners every month that they become desensitized to the real […]

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Love during Ramadan

The religion of Islam is complete, and we are lucky to have received divine guidance in all matters. Be it religious in nature, or be it a part of our daily human necessities. In the Quran, Allah tells about how some of Sahabah used to deceive themselves when it came to intercourse with their wives during Ramadan, and Allah (SWT) then revealed the following verse: “It is made lawful for you to have sexual relations with your wives on the night of As-Sawm (the fasts). They are Libaas [i.e. body-cover, or screen, or Sakan (i.e. you enjoy the pleasure of […]

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I Love You!

This is for all our happily married couples who are getting used to the 3 words “I Love You” and it has become habit of sorts. I know all of us have tried to spice it up by saying”Uhibbuk” or “Uhibbuki” which is “I love you” in Arabic to our partners every now and then, but even that can get old sometimes. Well after reading this article, you will never run out of options. See below for how to say “I love you” in 50 different languages other than English, Arabic, or Urdu. 1. in Bulgarian – Obicham te ; […]

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How to Deal with Differences in your marriage

A few pointers on how to deal with Differences in your Marriage. Talk about them! We’re not suggesting you discuss politics or fiqhi views the first time you talk to a prospective spouse, but once you are married, discussing the bigger issues is a MUST. Once the differences are out in the open, come to an amicable compromise for both partners to ensure that they don’t become an issue in the future. Ignore outside influences and this includes parents! Ultimately, where your relationship is headed is between you and your partner. While trying to resolve any major differences that may […]

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Tips for a Happy and Successful Marriage

The following are some amazing tips that every couple should follow to have a happy and successful marriage: Get married with the right intention and go forward step by step: Both spouses should get married with an intention to get the blessings and grace of Allah, the Almighty. Then this marriage becomes an act of worship which will certainly reward the couple. The reward comes in the form of stability, ensuring peace and happiness in their life. This act of worship should be renewed with the passage of time to keep the life on correct path. Keep in mind that […]