Dating in Islam Begins With Marriage

By Jennifer (Sumayah) Fayed of INTUITIVE MUSLIMAH I listened to a great lecture last night that was entitled “Islam & Dating” now before you jump the gun…It wasn’t about Muslims dating out of wedlock, but the contrary how once we are married how imperative it is to continue dating your husband or wife. Although it was about a thirty minute lecture […]

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Marriage tips for Muslim women (and men)

A happy marriage is a wonderful foundation for a successful life. Conversely, the traumas of an unhappy marriage can ruin one’s life. This page is aimed specifically at Muslim women in order to remain focused. In particular, I am conscious that when marriages break down, the woman often suffers far more than the man. However, most of the advice is […]

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Conquering marriage boredom

By Samana Siddiqui 10 tips to spice up your marriage You’ve moved past that giddy “honeymoon phase” and settled into a comfortable lifestyle with your spouse. You revel in each other’s company and companionship but….dare we say it, life is getting a little, uh, boring. It’s a problem researchers at Stony Brook University found in a 2009 study on boredom in marriages. In […]

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10 ways to shower your spouse with appreciation

Whether you are married for just a month or for a decade, you often take your spouse for granted. Courtesy, gratitude, and care for each other wears off. The same person whom, once upon a time, you would thank for little things, now feels unappreciated by you for all that they do for you everyday. Why is it that today […]

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Trust in Muslim Marriages

A healthy Muslim marriage is built on love, friendship, peace harmony and most importantly a foundation of trust. When a man and woman marry in Islam it is a promise between both of them that they will love and honour the sacred relationship of marriage. This means that they should fulfill their promise and keep their relationship as transparent between them as […]

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Key Advice for the Newly Wed

1. Every action is dependant upon intention. When marrying, both partners should therefore make a firm intention to accomplish the following objectives: Following the Sunnah of our beloved Nabee Muhammad s. Safeguarding oneself from sins. Parenting pious children. 2. When marrying, each becomes the other’s lifetime companion. Each should understand and appreciate that Allah S has brought them both together […]

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Institution of marriage and social duties of Muslims

The foremost and fundamental institution of human society is the family unit. A family is established by the coming together of a man and a woman, and their contact brings into existence a new generation. It then produces ties of kinship and community, which gradually develop into a large society. The family is the institution through which a generation prepares […]

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The Waleemah (wedding feast)

The swank of Waleemah festivities today has become more of an attempt to out-spend one another rather than a gathering to offer gratitude to Allah. The following is a scenario of a Waleemah for a Muslim couple who recently entered the martial bond. Read through this situation and see if you can pick out anything that may not be acceptable […]

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Entering the marital bond –II: The marriage contract

The necessary components of the marital process: This article, discusses some of the important issues to consider when entering the bond of marriage. This includes the marriage contract and witnesses to the marriage. It is imperative to remember that whatever endeavor a person engages in, his or her intention should be purely for the sake of Allah, Almighty. For something […]

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