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Balancing your Work & Personal Life

Too many of us are busy working all the time and we neglect our families/personal life. We need to find the balance in our work and personal life to b…

Istikhaarah – Do you know how?

We get a lot of questions regarding Istikhaarah (prayer for guidance) and how to perform it. Seems like this practice is completely neglected until it…

Parents During the Marriage Process

Islam holds parents in a very high status and considers ones relationship with his or her parents one of the most important relationships that one mus…

What is Love? Love for the sake of Allah

What is love? Love, according to the Oxford dictionary is, “a strong feeling of affection.” If this definition is analysed, love could be many things;…

So You Have Found The Perfect Person

So you found the girl you want to get married to, and you go and propose. You make sure your hair is combed, teeth are brushed and you wear the best o…

The Ten most common Myths about Marriage

What do myths and marriage have in common? 1. Must resolve conflict before going to bed = False This is how it goes: a couple should never leave a con…

Let’s talk it out!

Below we outline what constitutes as good communication in a marriage. If you can ensure that every correspondence between you and your spouse meets t…

Envy [Hasad]

Envy (Hasad) means resenting the blessings of Allah that are enjoyed by the one who is envied, and wishing that it be taken away. In other words, the …

Recipe for a Happy Marriage

With the rate of divorces and separations on the rise all over the world, there is a universal question that everyone wants answered… “How can I have …

A Wedding Speech

Given on the occasion of the marriage of two young friends by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood. I have been asked to speak a few words for this joyful occasion…

Lowering your Gaze: Reducing Temptation

One of the most difficult thing to overcome is how to reduce our temptation towards each other sexually. After all it’s in our very biological nature …

5 Pre-Marital Tips From A Divorced Parent

As parents, we all want to set good examples for our children. If, for instance, they see us treating everyone we encounter with respect, chances are …

The Secret to Success for Men

We all want to be successful. No matter what our path is or what industry we work in, we all, as men, want to be the best. We’re expected to be breadw…

Why Women Really Compete With Each Other

The New York Times article “Why Women Compete With Each Other” attempts to delve into the psychological reasons as to why women are infamously noted f…

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…

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 …

Love on the Net?

Wedding season has just passed, and almost all the new couples that I have come across met their spouses online. Muslim matrimonial sites have burgeon…

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 …

Force or Choice? American Muslim Marriages

Last week Amina Ajmal took the witness stand against her father, Mohamed Ajmal Choudhary, in a New York courtroom. Choudhary is charged with arranging…

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