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…

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…

Rules & Obligations of a Muslim Marriage

Many traditions related to Muslim weddings vary by culture. Muslims come from places as diverse as Pakistan, Turkey, Somalia and Europe, and the wedding customs for each of these groups are similarly …

How to Deal with Differences in your marriage

Talk about them! We’re not suggesting you discuss politics or fiqhi views the first time you talk to a prospective spouse, but once you are married, discussing the bigger issues is a MUST. Once the di…

5 Things to Know About Marital Therapy

It is common for couples to seek marital therapy when they are distressed, and perhaps, even contemplating divorce. When it feels like your marriage is “on the line,” the last thing you want to stress…

The Power of a Weekly Marriage Meeting

The institution of marriage arguably carries a heavier weight of pressures and expectations in the present age than it has in any time previous. Spouses don’t just partner up for purely economic and p…

Divorce in Islam

Marriage, as prescribed by Allah, is the lawful union of a man and woman based on mutual consent. Ideally, the purpose of marriage is to foster a state of tranquillity, love and compassion in Islam, b…

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 the killings of a young man’s relatives because t…

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