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How To Help Muslims Get Married

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

Tips for Parents and Imams Sad but shocking reality: the divorce rate amongst Muslims in North America is one of the highest in the world. According to New York-based Muslim sociologist Ilyas Ba-Yunus, Muslims in Canada and the U.S. have a divorce rate of 33 percent. The world’s highest is the general U.S. population’s of […]

8 General Tips for a Muslim Wedding

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

by Samana Siddiqui 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 the feast of a Walima in which rich people are invited and poor people are left out. […]

10 Tips on How to Be a Successful Husband

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

by Muhammad AlShareef 1. Dress up for your wife, look clean and smell good.When was the last time us men went shopping for designer pajamas? Just like the husband wants his wife to look nice for him, she also wants her husband to dress up for her too. Remember that Rasul Allah – sal Allahu alayhi […]

Choosing the Desired Wife

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

by Ibrahim Abu Khalid All praise is due to Allah, Lord of the worlds, the Merciful, the Hearer of supplications, and peace and blessings upon our beloved and humble prophet Muhammad, and upon his family and companions. When marriage is spoken of during these “modern” times, Muslims become horrified, conjuring images of an arranged marriage, […]

Etiquettes of Seeking a Spouse

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

1. Ask yourself: Why am I getting married. ‘Because all of my friends are” is not a legitimate reason. This is a good question to ask even if you are meeting the person to make a final decision because it will be a reminder about the real purpose of marriage from an Islamic perspective. Marriage, […]

Guidelines on Choosing a Marriage Partner

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

We are listing a few essential points to be considered by both brothers and sisters in the process of choosing a partner in life (although the masculine pronoun has been used throughout for the sake of simplicity, the following is generally equally applicable to both men and women). 1. Du’a. Unceasingly ask help and guidance […]

Concept of Love

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

“Certainly We have revealed to you a Book in which is your own reminder; what! Will you not then use your reasoning?” Al Qur’an 21:10 Do we have a free will to select our life partner? Are we permitted to Love someone? Is it acceptable for girls to have boy friends and for boys to have […]

Nurturing Marital Love

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

by Salmaan ibn Fahd al-‘Awdah He bounded up the stairs so energetically that it was hard for me to believe that here was a man of more than eighty years. He had the vitality of a youth. Then I learned the reason why: Though he had gotten married back in 1947 when he was about […]

11 Point-Plan for Marital Bliss

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

The young and excited bride-and-groom-to-be; ecstatic about the upcoming wedding and marriage and the joy that it will bring. Three to six months later, reality has set in and both spouses realize that marriage is no easy task, but one that takes a great deal of effort and patience. The following are tips for both […]

A Marriage Survival Guide

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

Fact: More Muslim marriages in North America are breaking up in their first year than ever before. The first five to seven years are the most challenging of any marriage. They are a time a couple spends getting to know each other better and adjusting to each other’s habits and personalities. Below are some of […]

The Fundamentals of Marriage

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

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 sharing […]

Saftey First !

Tips and Advice (Naseeha)

by Sheikh Mu’min As Muslims and their institutions become targets of harassment in the wake of the September 11 terrorist attack, Muslim women, especially those who dress Islamically, have become targets. Here are some safety tips for sisters: 1. Always be aware of your surroundings This applies whether you are travelling alone or in groups. […]

Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq) – Translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 9

Hadith

The Book of Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq) INTRODUCTION The Arabic word for divorce is talaq which means” freeing or undoing the knot” (Imam Raghib). In the terminology of the jurists. Talaq signifies the dissolution of marriage, or the annulment of its legality by the pronouncement of certain words. Divorce is of three kinds: the Ahsan, or […]

Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq) – Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 63

Hadith

Divorce (Kitab Al-Talaq)   Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 63:   Volume 7, Book 63, Number 178: Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: that he had divorced his wife while she was menstruating during the lifetime of Allah’s Apostle . ‘Umar bin Al-Khattab asked Allah’s Apostle about that. Allah’s Apostle said, “Order him (your son) to take […]

Marriage (Kitab Al-Nikah) – Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 62

Hadith

Wedlock, Marriage (Nikah) Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 62: Volume 7, Book 62, Number 1: Narrated Anas bin Malik: A group of three men came to the houses of the wives of the Prophet asking how the Prophet worshipped (Allah), and when they were informed about that, they considered their worship insufficient and said, “Where […]