I Really Didn’t Want to Get Married Untill I Did

Remember that time I went on a psychotic rant about having value as a human despite not being a married woman? (If not – read it here… it’s a wild ride…) I really really really didn’t want to get marr…

Muslims & Marriage: Are We Too Picky?

Many marriages today, increasingly among Muslim communities, are on the threshold of divorce. Seemingly happy on the outside, seams are splitting and tolerance levels are rapidly declining. Perhaps it…

Spiritual harmony in Muslim marriage

The Qur’an categorically states that the objective of marriage, besides perpetuating human life, is also spiritual harmony or creating “an abode of peace.” However, the Qur’an does not leave the…

10 Qualities to make a Husband Happy

We all know that Allah subhana wa ta’alaa has described the treatment of the spouses in the Quran as: “And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dw…

Interfaith Marriages in Islam

We have received some questions recently regarding interfaith marriages. This is an easy topic but we have to keep in mind that there is a difference amongst the scholars on some of the issues. We wil…

The Muslim Marriage Crisis

A major part of creating a beloved community is the creation of a family but a Muslim marriage crisis is at our doorstep. Men and women who really want to get married often face a myriad of issues in …

Is Piety the only Beauty?

One day a sister dropped by to pick up something and saw me dressed up with make-up and jewelry, so she assumed I was going somewhere. When I told her I wasn’t, the reason I dressed up surprised…

The Islamic Marriage Contract

In Islam, marriage is considered both a social agreement and a legal contract. In modern times, the marriage contract is signed in the presence of an Islamic judge, imam, or trusted community elder wh…

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