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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 […]

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Sex before Marriage

Are Muslims allowed to partake in any sexual activity before they get married? _____________________________________________________ Brother, let me ask you a question. How would you feel if someone indulges in sexual relationship with your sister or daughter claiming that they’re planning to get married, yet after he fulfills his desires, he “dumps” her? I don’t think you would like such a thing. How would you like it for somebody else’s daughter or sister? You certainly don’t want to incur the wrath of Allah when committing this grave act called Zina. Zina encompasses all the characteristics of evil: lack of religious commitment, […]

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Iddah before Physical Relations

They never had any physical relationship,I want a written proof just to show it to our family members who are forcing her to sit in iddat. ___________________________________________________________ Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen has addressed this issue in his Majmoo’al As’ilah tahumm al-Usrah al-Muslimah, p. 61-63 “If the woman is divorced by talaaq before the man has entered upon her and been alone with her, i.e., before intercourse or intimacy with her, then she does not have to observe any ‘iddah at all. Simply by virtue of the divorce it becomes permissible for her to marry another man” However, I understand that […]

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Muta Marriage

What is the ruling on Mut’a Marriages? ___________________________________________________________ Brother, let me ask you a question. If someone comes and asks to marry your daughter or sister for a week only and says I will also pay the dowry! How would you feel about that? Wouldn’t it sound to you like someone wanting to pay money to perform Zina? Ask any Shi’a the same question and see how they react! One more thing that you have to know about them is that their Scholars get to have the leisure to have Muta’a marriage with any girl, whereas it is not permissible […]

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Dislike your Parents?

Is it “Haram” to dislike your father to the extent that you do not participate in his janaza intentionaly for personal and unforgiving reasons? _____________________________________________________ Dishonoring parents is perceived to be a major sin. Allah SWT has mentioned the obedience to the parents in parallel with his Tawheed. Allah says in Surat Al-Isra’, verse 20: “Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms […]

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Couple not having children?

I have couple of questions and if you can guide me in the right direction: If a couple are not able to have kids due to medical reasons what is permissible in Islam. They have been together for 6 years and because of this issue there are lot of conflicts in their relationship. What are their options? Having children is something that is subject to the will and decree of Allah. Allah has told us about that in Surat A-Shoorah: To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He wills. He bestows female (offspring) […]

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Can a father become Non-Mahram to his Daughter?

Are there any conditions in which a father becomes non-mahram to his daughter? Allah says in Surat An-Nisa’ , verse 23: “Prohibited to you (for marriage) are: your mothers, daughters, sisters; father’s sisters, mother’s sisters; brother’s daughters, sister’s daughters; foster-mothers (who gave you suck), foster-sisters; your wives’ mothers; your step-daughters under your guardianship, born of your wives to whom ye have gone, no prohibition if ye have not gone in; (those who have been) wives of your sons proceeding from your loins; and two sisters in wedlock at one and the same time, except for what is past; for Allah […]