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…

11 Steps to Prepare Yourself for Awesome Love

When I was 18, I thought I had met the man I was going to marry. By the time I was 22, I was ready to move on and see what else the world had to offer me. At 25, I started to question every decision w…

5 Essential Qualities for a Romantic Partner

Most of us have a long list of attributes that describe our perfect mate, from general traits — smart, kind, funny, adventurous, understanding — to specific skills and interests — good cook, loves bas…

Welcome to the BeyondChai team, Maliha!

In order to support our clients BeyondChai is developing specialized coaching in collaboration with our newest addition to the team, Maliha Malik. A resident of Connecticut and an active community mem…

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 …

Preparing Muslims for marriage

Marital problems among Muslims in America are of increasing concern. Issues like divorce and domestic violence are taking their toll on Muslim families throughout America. Imams, Muslim Social Workers…

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 …

Conquering marriage boredom

10 tips to spice up your marriage You’ve moved past that giddy “honeymoon phase” and settled into a comfortable lifestyle with your spouse. You revel in each other’s company an…

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…

Getting to know someone for marriage

Marriage in Islam is one of the most important decisions a person will make in their life, after all the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) reminded us that marriage is “half of your faith.” Marriage…

When the trust disappears from our relations

In the eyes of Islam, Trust (Amanah) has a very broad sense. The word contains an ocean of meaning, but underneath it all is the sense of responsibility and accountability for one’s actions before God…

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…

The Purpose of Marriage

The society we live in provoke many thoughts in regards to the purpose of marriage. We see all around us that people are letting go of marriage and resorting to other forms of lifestyle. We truly have…

Couple not having children?

I have couple of questions and if you can guide me in the right direction: If a couple are not able to have kids due to medical reasons what is permissible in Islam. They have been together for 6 year…

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 …

My In-laws are ….?

It’s amazing that as soon as you mention the word, only ill thoughts come to most people. This topic was previously viewed in a positive light as it strengthened family ties but unfortunately today it…

Mothers Advice to her bride daughter

This advice was given to Umm Ayas Bint Awf Bin Muslim ash-Shaybani by her mother Umamah Bint al-Harith shortly before her wedding. “O my daughter! If the advice were to be left off the virtuous and we…

Rights of a Husband in Islam

It is widely talked about how men don’t know the rights of women in Islam but the reality is that both sides do not have the correct understanding of each others rights. Men in general have a much mor…

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