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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 […]

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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 […]