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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Khadijah – The Prophet’s beloved, the Princess of Quraysh

“She believed in me when the whole world refuted me and she attested to my trueness when the whole world accused me of falsehood. She offered me compassion and loyalty with her wealth when everyone else had forsaken me.” [Prophet Muhammad (saws): Narrated by Masnad Ahmad] Khadijah, the first wife of the Prophet (saws), is a figure of great inspiration […]

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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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Kindness at home

Islam is a beautiful religion, full of wisdom and harmony. If this wonderful religion is followed properly then a typical Muslim would only be a great example to follow. The Prophet said: “The most perfect believer in faith is the one who is best in moral character…” [At-Tirmithi] Spreading kindness at home: ‘Aa’ishah said: “The Messenger of Allah said: ‘”When […]

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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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Married Life Between Extravagance and Stinginess

The following are phrases often heard from one spouse about the other: “My husband is stingy”; “My husband does not buy me my necessities”; “My husband gives money to his family and does not give me anything”; “My wife exaggerates in her spending”; “My wife does not care about saving, nor does she care how hard I work”; “My wife […]

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10 Tips to Spice up the Husband and Wife Relationship in Islam

Marriage is a sacred bond… Entered into by two people who are committed in their goal to fulfil the Sunnah and attain the pleasure of their creator. It is also a natural human impulse to want to share your life with someone special and create a family. When everything is new, it is easy to remain enthusiastic, but the reality […]

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Choosing A Mate Wisely

DISCUSSIONS WITH A close friend of mine were once dominated by her excitement and continuous expressions that she wanted to get married. She told me she had a brother in mind that captivated her with his charm, intelligence, and handsome looks. She said that he was interested in her as well. She said many things about him, but none of […]

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Marriage Bandits and the End of Secret Second Wives

MORE AND MORE awareness has been raised regarding the phenomenon of ‘marriage bandits’ – those men, often portraying themselves as ‘religious,’ who approach women with convincing proposals of marriage, charming them into shady arrangements resembling (barely) ḥalâl hook-ups rather than serious commitments. Shortly after, victims of these predators will find themselves used and abused, their Islamic rights disregarded, and their […]

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