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‘…whose religion and character pleases you…’

The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: The Prophet said: “If someone comes to you whose religion and character pleases you, then marry him.” [Sunan al-Tirmidhî (1084)]  On one occasion, I was giving a lecture to a group of my Muslim sisters and said: “Be sure to marry a man of good character and religion. The material trappings of life …

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Don’t Reject Righteous Proposals

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When You Marry for Four Reasons, Don’t Forget Your Reason

As a practicing psychologist, I was once consulted by a brother in Turkey in need of immediate relationship advice. In summary, the brother’s “emergency” was that he had met a nice religious girl from a good family but was not attracted to her at all. He was under pressure from both his and her family to make a decision after …

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How to Keep a Successful Islamic Marriage

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 that marital happiness that everyone seeks. Before we even …

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What Leads to Marital Bliss in Islam?

Being a mother of two married daughters, I noticed that the girls like most brides of this generation (I’ve always wanted to say that line!) are so caught up in the details of the day that they didn’t have a lot of time to think about what came after the wedding. Like most couples, they all wanted their wedding a …

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Happily Ever After? Discussing Troubled Marriages

In popular view, two people fall in love, marry and live happily ever after. But we know this is not reality. What has gone wrong with our marriages? What is the Islamic conception of marriage? How can we have a happy marriage? listen to Dr. Shabir Ally

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