Misc Articles on Marriage 

Advice from Maulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (raheemAllah)
Advice from Maulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (raheemAllah)

Overlooking the Shortcomings of the Wife   Hazratjee Maulana Maseehullah Khan Saaheb (rahmatullahi ‘alaih) said: “Most women are very good by nature. But, after all, a woman is a woman. They must say something. On such occasions I forgive her immediately. I do not ever say anything negative to her, even if the food is […]

To The Bride
To The Bride

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
To The Groom

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 […]

What are the defects that must be disclosed to a potential marriage partner?

By Shaykh Muhammad Saalih Al-Munajjid   8 Oct 2013   Question : I have been suffering from a mental illness for several years. For a while, I have been praying regularly, reading Qur’an, remembering Allah (dhikr), giving charity and helping people a great deal, and I am much better, but I feel that the illness is still […]

How old was Mary when Betrothed/Married to Joseph? At what age was Mary pregnant with Jesus?

By Prof. Geza Vermes Earnest inquiry as to the age of Mary at the time of her betrothal (and marriage) to Joseph as well as the virginal conception (and birth) of Jesus (p) is clouded by the revisionist claims of Christian evangelists who are intent on representing a 21st century understanding of such customs. This is […]

Some Responsibilities of the Husband and Rights of the Wife in Islam

Dr. G. F. Haddad Damascus Q: I have frequently read what, according to Islamic teachings, a husband may or may not do in a dispute with his wife if he attributes it to disagreement with or misbehavior of his wife. I almost never read anything about the opposite situation: if the wife has a disagreement […]

“Then Beat Them”? (Your Wives)

Compiled by Yusuf Estes   Women Treatment in Islam We receive many questions about the treatment of women in Islam in general and what Muslim men do with their wives in particular. The following should help to shed some light on this most important subject. Question: I have a question about the treatment of the […]

Wives – Are “Mates”

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?

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

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

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 ?

“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

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

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 […]

Authority and the Abuse of Power in Muslim Marriages

By Shaykh Seraj Hendricks Presented at the Women’s Conference of the 2nd International Islamic Unity Conference in Washington DC 8 August 1998, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Blue Room “And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among your yourselves so that you may dwell in peace and tranquility with them. And He […]

Advantages and Disadvantages of Marriage

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?

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 […]