The Sakinah Healthy Marriage Initiative (SHMI)

Building Healthy Marriages and Families Among Muslims in America The Islamic Social Services Association’s Sakinah Healthy Marriage Initiative (SHMI) is calling on national and local organizatio…

Marital problems… Who should I ask for Help?

As any couple can imagine, it is a very difficult to realization or accept that something is wrong and professional help is needed. Many a times nagging problems of the past keep on consistently putti…

Controlling anger before it controls you!

‎”I was so angry and in the process divorced my wife! I did not mean to!” How many times have we heard this line? May Allah protect the ummah…Ameen. Dear reader, all of us at some time or another have…

Marriage and Other Works in Progress

Author’s note: Writing on marriage always carries a certain burden of responsibility towards the audience. The writer is never sure who out there is reading under what circumstances the apparent…

Arranged Marriage is not Forced Marriage

Arranged marriages are the cultural norm for (many) Muslims across the world. Men and women who are ready to get married may meet their future spouse through family or friends. Since, generally, Musli…

Intimacy for Muslim Couples: The Anti-Climax

Highlights from the discussion Generally, women are capable of experiencing climax but because of their husband’s lack of knowledge and skills, they are left unsatisfied. Intercourse without cli…

Important Areas of Compatibility

Many couples come into counseling saying that they have realized they are just not compatible. One or both partners, but usually the woman, says that these areas of incompatibility are making the rela…

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