Tips and Advice (Naseeha) 

My Problem with Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories – Imam Zaid Shakir
My Problem with Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories – Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir is a Muslim American scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He teaches courses on Arabic, law, history, and Islamic spirituality.  There are a large number of books that discuss the coming of the Antichrist, known to Muslims as the Dajjal (The Great Deceiver). One can spend a lifetime studying […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf encapsulates mutual rights of the husband and wife to treat each other well and with kindness
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf encapsulates mutual rights of the husband and wife to treat each other well and with kindness

(transcript of talk by Shaykh Hamza) In terms of what engenders and facilitates these relationships, one is really important, is Islamic etiquette so it’s very important just to remember that just like your brother you’re supposed to greet them with a smile. You’re supposed to do these things you do with people outside – sometimes […]

The Blessed Effort of Jama’ah al-Tabligh & the Wrong Practices Adopted by some within the Work
The Blessed Effort of Jama’ah al-Tabligh & the Wrong Practices Adopted by some within the Work

                  by Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam al-Kawthari The following is not intended to offend anyone; please read with an open heart and mind! One of my respected Shaykhs, Mufti Taqi Usmani (may Allah preserve him), in a recent lecture, very passionately and sincerely highlighted the wrong practices […]

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 […]

The Struggle Against The Self
The Struggle Against The Self

A talk given by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf The first is struggling against the self. The idea that there is an internal conflict going on so that you actually have to struggle with yourself. And part of struggling with yourself is struggling with the passions and the passions are your beastial nature.  So your struggle with that,  is your reason and […]

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 […]

Calm Muslim Berates Violent Muslims for Defaming Islam and being Suckers

18 Sept 2012 Nouman Ali Khan of the Bayyinah Institute appeals to the Quran, the behavior of the Prophet Muhammad, and common sense in upbraiding the violent believers for letting Islamophobes get their goat and provoking them to actions that detract from the reputation of Muslims and Islam.     source :

How to Keep a Successful Islamic Marriage Part 2

By Imam Moustafa Zayed The major factor in determining the longevity of a good Islamic marriage can be summarized by the correcthadith of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him): “No one likes seeking excuses (for people) more than Allah, and for that He had sent the givers of glad tidings and the warners.” (Al-Bukhari and Muslim) The […]

How to Keep a Successful Islamic Marriage Part 1

By Imam Moustafa Zayed There is no guarantee for any marriage to be successful or fulfill an ultimate happiness for the bride or groom. However, Islamically, there is a guarantee that if you fulfill the conditions and guidelines of obeying God and His messenger, in your marriage, you will have a real potential of reaching […]

Conquering “Marriage Boredom”: 10 Tips to Spice Up Your Marriage

by Samana Siddiqui You’ve moved past that giddy “honeymoon phase” and settled into a comfortable lifestyle with your spouse. You revel in each other’s company and companionship but….dare we say it, life is getting a little, uh, boring. It’s a problem researchers at Stony Brook University found in a 2009 study on boredom in marriages. In fact, […]

Tips for a Better Husband and Wife Relationship

By Ibrahim Bowers Although many Muslims may right now be in failing marriages and on a fast track to divorce and its terrible consequences, there are many ways to put their marriage back on the right track if the husband and wife are sincere in their desire to reconcile. The following principles can be used […]

Anger Management According to Qur’an and Sunnah

Hadith :  Abu Hurairah RadiAllahu anhu narrates that RasulAllah Sallallahu alaihi wasallam said:  The powerful is not he who knocks down others; undoubtedly the powerful is the one who controls himself in a fit of anger. (Bukhari)   How To Control Anger? 1- Seeking refuge with Allaah from the accursed Shaytaan when feeling angry. Al-Bukhaari (3282) and Muslim […]

Give me patience !

by Sr Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood. One of my distressed correspondents asked me if I could provide her with some du’a’s or ayat to recite after her salah, with the aim that Allah would ease her anger and reward her with patience. Below, I give an edited version of my reply: My dear sister, I wonder what it is that has made […]

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 names). Indeed, my very best wishes and prayers are for them, that they have chosen each other wisely, and that […]

Marriage meeting and questions you can ask

Marriage Meeting It is permitted, rather recommended, to look at a prospective fiancé before marriage provided one is seriously contemplating marriage. This is allowed even if one fears sexual desire (shahwa), given the seriousness of the situation. The Fiqh rulings regarding this were explained in detail in an earlier answer titled “Looking at a Suitor […]

60 Ways To Keep The Love Of Your Wife, Guaranteed !

By Ahmed Shehab Ahmed Shehab guarantees in this video lecture that these are some of the ways to keep your wife’s love. A very touching speech and worth listening to. 1. Make her feel secure and sakinah – don’t threaten her with divorce 2. Give sincere salaams 3. Treat her gently – like a fragile vessel […]

Nikah For Women – Obligations for the muslim wife

by Ml I Khamisa for Al-Jamiat Magazine Many prospective wives seem to have their hopes dashed after they enter into the contract of marriage. Once the honeymoon is over, suddenly things are not so rosy any more, and the reality of married life seems to be a far cry from the Haraam movies which many […]

23 F’s For A Happy Marriage

  1. Faith: The most basic and essential attribute of a Muslim marriage is the common faith that binds the couple. Since Islam is a way of life and not just a religion confined to weekly worship it becomes an integral part of a Muslim’s life. The frame of reference shared by the couple eases communication and […]

Marriage advice from a muslim mum

Asma Radiallahu anha said to her daughter at the time of her marriage : “You are going to spend such a life where you shall have to live long and you are going to the bed of such a person who you have no acquaintance. You are going to love one with whom you had […]

Key Advice for the Newly Wed

Based on the advices of Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat prepared by Brother Aslam Patel   “You have never seen anything better than marriage for those who love.” (Ibne Mãjah)   Shaykh Muhammad Saleem Dhorat dãmat barakãtuhum advises: 1. Every action is dependant upon intention. When marrying, both partners should therefore make a firm intention to […]

‘You’ and ‘I’: The Art of Communication in Marital Life – II

There is a huge difference between a positive statement such as: “I always look forward to you returning home in the evening to see you and talk to you”, and a negative one such as:“You never care to listen to me even when we meet in the evening.” The use of the pronoun “I” in conversation […]

‘You’ and ‘I’: The Art of Communication in Marital Life – I

He said he was coming in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes pass, half an hour, an hour, and then he shows up. The wife: “You said ten minutes, and I have been waiting here for an hour.” The husband: “Forgive me, there was too much traffic.” The wife: “This is not the first time. That’s the way you […]

The essential pillars of marital life

Marital happiness is a dream that all husbands and wives have had since the beginning of time and many spouses are still trying to fulfill this dream through all possible means. Nevertheless, being away from the true teachings of Islam and sound prophetic guidance has led them to confusion between the different means: Western and […]

Payments to and from the Bride in Islamic Law and Tradition

A practical guide by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood. In the first era of Islam marriage was a simple affair, without pomp or ceremony. Any expenditure incurred in its performance was quite minimal, and not a burden on either family. Indeed, the Prophet stated: ‘the most blessed marriage is one in which the marriage partners place the […]

Guidelines for the Husband in Interacting with his Wife

by Dr. Marwwan Al-Qaisee The family is that brick which forms the foundation of a society. It is composed of individuals that have permanent relations established between them. Most importantly, it possesses almost a majority of the different kinds of personal relations. Because of this, there must be certain etiquettes placed in order to control […]

Marriage – A Message to the Youth
Marriage – A Message to the Youth

by Darul Uloom Al Arabiya Al Islamiya (UK) Marriage has become a very big issue today. If someone thinks about Marriage they immediately think of all the stress, hassle and the responsibilities. Many people share a common view that first they have to finish off all their studies, then save a lot of money, buy […]

The Dream Wedding

by Student at Madrassatus Sawlehaat (South Africa) It is perfectly natural for a young girl to dream about her wedding day, what it will be like, what she will wear, how she will bid farewell to her family, etc. Nikah is a vital part of our deen, and most girls do one day, want to […]

The Need For Simple Weddings
The Need For Simple Weddings

Selected Discourses by Sheikhul-Hadith Hazrat Maulana Yusuf Motala Sahib Sheikhul-Hadith Maulana Yusuf Motala Sahib is one of the senior disciples and khulafa of the late Shaikhul-Hadith Hazrat Maulana Zakaria Sahib rahmatullahi alai. Born in 1946 in India he started his studies at Jamea Hussainia, Rander Gujarat and eventually graduated from the renowned Islamic University, Mazaahirul Uloom, Saharanpur. In 1968, […]