A Spouse Closed to Growth | Part 1

The Young Man and the Elder Stranger A 24-YEAR-OLD man lived in a small town where everyone knew everyone else. He had a reputation as someone who could not keep a job for long, who did just the necessary minimum to get by. He never hurt anyone or committed any crime but seemed to have no ambition or willingness to improve […]

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Men Are Babies and Other Jokes

MEN ARE JUST babies.” “Women are so emotional.” “Your husband is your first child.” “Don’t try to understand women.” In lectures and articles, from popular Muslim speakers and well-meaning aunties, these phrases are passed on as part and parcel of marriage advice or counsel on how to deal with the opposite gender. The tone is usually light-hearted, with a knowing […]

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Spiritual vs. Romantic Love

There has been a tendency to mix between romantic and spiritual love, with a mistaken belief that both are just two faces of the same coin. While I agree that both emanate from the same sacred fountain of life, with an objective of creating enjoyable and serene atmosphere, there is a clear distinction between them. Romantic love is conditional, spiritual […]

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Marriage And Divorce In Islam!

Marriage is a lawful union between man and woman based on mutual consent comprising devotion, intimacy, and respect of each other. Islam is the strongest advocate of marriage as it is a moral safeguard along social necessity. The purpose behind marriage is to foster state of companion between man and wife as it has declared half faith in Deen e […]

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10 tips on how to win your husband’s heart

Before we get started let us as wives remind ourselves of one very important fact, our husbands are our ticket to paradise insha’Allah. Allah’s Messenger (saws) said, “When a woman observes the five times of prayer, fasts during Ramadan, preserves her chastity and obeys her husband, she may enter by any of the gates of Paradise she wishes.” Al-Tirmidhi Hadith […]

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On Muslims, Sex and Dead Bedrooms

Should we really talk about sex? Why do some Muslims still shy away from discussing sex and intimacy issues? Why do some couples accept and surrender to a very boring relationship instead of trying to make it enjoyable? Is it our religion that prohibits such discussions and allows us a very tight space of pleasure and exploration when it comes […]

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5 Tips for Courtship in Islam (Watch)

In this video, professional counselor Karim Serageldin gives tips to keep in mind as you get to know someone for the sake of Muslim marriage in a western cultural context. Karim Serageldin, founder of Noor, completed his BA in psychology & religion, followed by an MA in east-west psychology with a specialization in spiritual counseling. He is a certified life coach with years […]

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10 Tips for A Thriving Marriage

There’s something you already know: that your marriage is worth investing in. By Dunia Shuaib Everyone dreams of having a passionate and fulfilling marriage. Yet, few actually take the time to learn, plan, and invest in their relationships. Your crops will only yield as much as the effort you put into harvesting and nurturing them. The same applies to your […]

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Overcoming Cultural Differences in an Intercultural Marriage

Once you’re one half of an intercultural marriage, you are set to experience all the challenges and blessings it brings. While intercultural marriages can have their difficulties, one of the blessings of Islam is that sharing a common religion can smooth over some of the rough edges. Having a shared religion makes it easier to choose how to raise the […]

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Moments of Romantic Love Between the Prophet & Aisha

By Hatem Aly In the first instance, people may think that a Muslim woman is a victim of man and society. Let us see how Islam valued woman and protected her from being a commodity that could be sold and bought, let us see how Prophet Muhammad was a women rights hero in the Arabian Peninsula. In the pre-Islamic era, […]

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