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To The Bride

Misc Articles on Marriage Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

By Muhammad Saifur Rahman Nawhami This article addresses females. The responsibility for husbands can be read in the article entitled To the groom…. This piece is adapted from that article – Ed All praise is to Allah, the most compassionate and appreciative. Peace be upon his final prophet who is a great favour from Allah to […]

To The Groom

Misc Articles on Marriage Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

By Muhammad Saifur Rahman Nawhami This was originally a letter addressed to a groom. Some parts of it has been edited to make it more suitable for general readership. The responsibilty for wives can be read in the article entitled To the bride… – Ed All praise is to Allah, the most merciful and kind. Peace […]

Wives – Are “Mates”

Misc Articles on Marriage Women In Islam

Women are vital to the very existence of all humans. After all, men are born from women, not the other way around. Allah the Majestic tells us in the Quran that He has created both men and women, all from a single person, Adam, peace and blessings be upon him. From Adam, Allah created his […]

Man can marry four – why not women marry four?

Misc Articles on Marriage

Bismillah Rahman Raheem RE: Question – “Islam gives man permission to marry four wives. Why can’t a woman have four husbands? Answer – Al Hamdulilah, was-salat was-salam ala rasoolullah. Allahu ‘Alim.  (It is Allah who has All Knowledge). Rights and Limits First of all, it is important for us to keep in mind that Islam came to […]

The Relation of the Sexes

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1925 lecture on the “pitiful condition of Muslim womanhood” by English convert to Islam and Quran translator Mohammad Marmaduke Pickthall. I n t r o d u c t i o n – Syed Mumtaz Ali and Rabia Mills This 1927 essay was originally part of a lecture series delivered in Madras by Marmaduke Pickthall and […]

Forced Marriages Condemned

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by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood Forced Marriages Condemned English convert to Islam, Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood, speaks out against the practice, common among south Asian Muslims in Britain, of marrying off teenage girls against their will to unsuitable husbands from “back home”. ‘Truly Allah has totally forbidden disobedience (and the subsequent hurt) to mothers, burying alive daughters, […]

Why has Islam Prohibited Dating ?

Misc Articles on Marriage

“Dating” as it is currently practiced in much of the world shall not exist among Muslims — where a man and a woman (or boy/girl) are in a one-on-one intimate relationship, spending time together alone, getting to know each other in a very deep way. A man and a woman are not allowed to be […]

Thoughts On Modesty

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by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood ‘Every religion has its characteristic, and the characteristic of Islam is modesty.’   This statement made some 1400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is just as relevant today as it was then. The Prophet (pbuh) lived in turbulent times, when slavery, debauchery, drunkenness and sexual abuse was rife; when […]

Role of the Family in the Spread of Islam

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By Professor Ismail Faruqi The family is indeed, the best tool for Islamic Da”wah in the West. There is no institution, there is no mechanism that I know of, that can convey Islam as well as the living example of an Islamic family in the West. The Islamic family, if it is rightly Islamic, is […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Marriage

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by Muhammad Abdul-Rauf, Ph.D ADVANTAGES 1. Procreation:This is the paramount advantage of marriage; namely, to contribute through legitimate means to the continuity and preservation of the human race. The sexual urge serves the function of bringing the mates together for the fulfillment of this basic objective. The procreational objective has four aspects: to fulfill the […]

Who Practices Polygamy?

Misc Articles on Marriage

The Institute of Islamic Information and Education Polygamy has been practiced by mankind for thousands of years. Many of the ancient Israelites were polygamous, some having hundreds of wives. King Solomon (peace be upon him) is said to have had seven hundred wives and three hundred concubines. David (Dawood) had ninety-nine and Jacob (Yacub, peace […]