A short wedding checklist

The aim of this is to make sure that you’ve got at least the very basics of planning a wedding covered before you take the leap to marriage. You can always look at the Long Wedding Checklist to …

9 general wedding tips

There are plenty of things to consider in wedding planning and arrangement. These are a few things which are either unknown or forgotten: 1. Invite the poor According to one Hadith, the worst meal is …

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…

Managing Stress Series – Anger Management

Not being able to manage your anger is one of the biggest causes of marriage breakups and surprisingly enough being angry has many physical side effects as well. Research conducted by Duke University …

Making Time For Your Spouse

Making time for your spouse is one of the leading factors towards maintaining a healthy marriage. In this fast paced world, a persons scheduled is packed with activities. Whether a person has children…

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…

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 these criteria, then you are on the way to eternal …

What’s Love Got To Do With It?

And as we know from before, Tina Turner put it even more bluntly in her next line of her hit song, “What’s love but a second-hand emotion?” You have to give it to song-writers: they really do express …

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 of the wedding of Abdullah and Zaynab (fictional …

4 Text Messages Your Wife Would Love to Receive

Women love the feeling of being appreciated, missed and wanted; so surprising your wife with random text messages throughout the day is such a small gesture that can go a long way. Here are 4 text mes…

How to Compromise in Marriage

Marriage is about sharing your whole life with your significant other. From cleaning dishes to life changing decisions – your partner is with you all the way and a lot of things that you do involve yo…

10 Survival Tips for Newlyweds

In much of the world, it is very normal for couples to live together before marriage. However according to our Islamic views that is completely unacceptable. Majority of couples live together for the …

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