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Viral video of marriage proposal in front Holy Kaaba sparks outrage

Marriage etiquette has changed over the generations and of all the headline-grabbing proposals from around the world, TRT reporter Yusuf Akyön may have taken the cake when he popped the question to his girlfriend this week. Every culture has its own unique marriage traditions — many Muslims, for instance, prefer to propose to their significant others in the presence of …

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Curbing Domestic Violence in Islam

This is one of those subjects that goes unaddressed around the World in the Muslim communities and unfortunately it is real in some our households. Time and time again we have women who are too scared to come forward and seek help and protection. Just recently I received a string of messages from women around the World asking questions that …

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Mut’ah Marriage

Marriage in Islam is a strong binding contract based on the intention of both partners to live together permanently in order to attain, as individuals, the benefit of repose, affection, and mercy mentioned in the Qur’an, as well as to attain the social goal of the reproduction and perpetuation of the human species. Almighty Allah says: “And Allah has made for you …

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In Marriage of Ali and Fatimah are Lessons for the Ummah

“Do you know that offers are being made to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ‎ for Fatimah?” asked Ali’s freed slave woman. “No,” replied Ali رضي الله عنه. “Offers have been made. What is preventing you from going to the Messenger of Allah ﷺ‎ so he may give her to you in marriage?” she said. “Do I have anything with which …

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Young Muslim-Americans Try Online ‘Halal’ Dating

Many young Muslim-Americans report having difficulty finding a spouse in the traditional way, so they are using websites that connect Muslims who want to be married. Filza Satti and Obaid Akram have been married for more than a year. They met on a website for Muslims who want to take part in “halal dating.” Halal dating is a way for …

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Protecting the Muslim Marriage

This entry is part 2 of 3 in the series Protecting the Muslim MarriageIn the first article in this new series, we discussed the importance of the topic of marriage and divorce that so many of us belittle or neglect until we run into problems. We were reminded that any remedy for the conscious attempt by shaytan and his allies …

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Making Allah the Heart of Our Marriage

The institution of marriage is one of the greatest tests of our time – both getting married and staying married. As if these hardships alone were not enough, add to that the challenge of making the marriage truly Islamic and successful – since of course, simply getting and staying married in themselves are not key indicators of success. That marriage …

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First Year of Marriage: Is It Complicated?

The beginning of the sacred union of marriage is marked with many bittersweet moments for the newlywed bridal couple. The new husband and wife cascade through the usual outward rituals: the nikah ceremony, the post nikah banquets, the greetings, dua’s and endless hugs from close kin. The incessant showering of gifts; childlike enthusiasm, and euphoria at finding a life partner, …

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Husband’s Work Life is Killing Our Marriage

As a wife, you certainly have rights over your husband, including the right to spend time with him. Likewise, his parents have certain rights over him and he has rights over them as their child. In this case, he also has the rights of a worker, regardless of whether he works for a family member or for complete strangers. Fulfilling …

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Premarital Relationships — Why Not?

How would you answer this question? As a young Muslim, do you feel this question is relevant to you at all? Have you discussed it with your friends? Is it a question you have thought about? Do you understand why not? If you are uncertain about how you would answer this question, don’t worry. Perhaps the most misunderstood of all …

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