Dictionary of love and its scale

Some husbands miss some words in intimate sessions, so why do not they record them in a dictionary that is connected by happy moments? ... more

Eight Things to Do After Saying I Do

Get to know your husband inside out, and it will be a breeze when it comes to working out what he likes and dislikes. ... more

Nurturing Marital Love

Marital love requires extraordinary effort from both parties if it is to last and remain vital. The real problem lies in three things. ... more

Why Am I Still Not Married? The Silver Lining of Being Single

So what should one tell a young forlorn wannabe bride or groom when they justifiably ask: “Why am I still unmarried?” ... more

The difference between love and a haraam relationship

I am a 24 years old girl. I fell in love, no dates, no meetings involved, pure love to a pure religious person. He promised to marry me and asked me to wait for him as his circumstances are difficult. I do not remember that he called me more than once. I asked him not to call me; because I feel this is wrong, although I love him. I felt that our love started going in the direction, he agreed to this feeling, and respected my opinion. He just sends me E-mails every so often via internet, so that I know his news. We have been in this love relationship for one year. I know this person and his family, and they know us well as well. I love him for Allah’s sake and sure he loves me as well. The problem is that I started receiving proposals, about 8 so far. Every time I refuse because I promised to wait for him. Now I am confused, is what I am doing halal or haram? I pray, Alhamdulillah, all obligatory and optional prayers, and pray qiyaam in the night as well; I fear I lose my good deeds because of what I am doing. Is a pure chaste love haram? Is my love to him halal or haram?.

Praise be to Allaah. First of all I ask Allaah to guide you and grant you happiness, and I ask Him to increase the numbers of girls like you who are keen to maintain chastity and purity and adhere to the sacred limits of Allaah in their affairs, among the most important of which are emotional ... Continue Reading

Is a Christian woman required to observe ‘iddah?

I am a young Algerian man married to a foreign Christian woman who has an inclination towards Islam. But Allah has willed that we should separate. My question is: is the kitaabi (Jewish or Christian) woman required to observe ‘iddah and do I have to impose it on her if she refuses to observe ‘iddah? There is a second problem, which is that I am living in her house and I do not have any other accommodation to go to. What is the Islamic ruling concerning that?.

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: The kitaabi (Jewish or Christian) wife should observe ‘iddah following divorce or death of the husband, just like the Muslim woman. It says in al-Mawsoo‘ah al-Fiqhiyyah (29/336): The Hanafis, Maalikis, Shaafa‘is and Hanbalis, as well as ... Continue Reading

Her parents are objecting to her marriage

I embraced Islam -praise be to Allah- and now I want to keep myself chaste, but my parents think that the most suitable age of marriage is not until twenty-five or preferably twenty-eight. Even worse than that, one of them thinks that there is nothing wrong with friendship and relationships outside of marriage - Allah forbid. The matter is extremely difficult and I do not know how to talk to them about this matter. I want to keep myself chaste; I want to marry a man who will help me to adhere to my religion, a man who will stand beside me and help me, a man who will live with me, because I am living far away from my parents. They are divorced and each one lives in a different city. I do not know how to explain these details to them in order to convince them that I should get married early; rather they think that getting married at an early age is something that is not appropriate. I am the only daughter of my parents, hence I do not want to disobey them and I do not want to upset them; I do not want them to forsake me either. I want at least to do the marriage contract, then delay consummation until Allah wills.


My questions are:


1. Is it permissible for me to do the marriage contract but delay marriage and the waleemah (wedding feast) and consummation for five years, for example?


2.  Do I have to repeat the marriage contract in front of my family later on and pretend that I was not married? Or is that regarded as coming under the heading of lying? I hope you can advise me because I do not know what to do.
 

Praise be to Allaah. Firstly: We congratulate you for embracing Islam and we ask Allah to make you steadfast in it and to guide your parents and your family to Islam, for He is the Most Generous. Secondly: If a woman becomes Muslim but her family do not, they do not have any ... Continue Reading

Indrani and Chandara

A Hindu girl marries a pious assistant of a swami, but one who later looks to other religions for enlightenment. ... more

Preventing her husband from marrying again

She is using man-made laws to prevent her husband from marrying again ... more

Marrying a Hindu girl

I am a Muslim male, 24 years old. I live in the U.S. I have known a particular girl for over 6 years now, and she is a HINDU. She and I want to marry, and she wants to learn more about Islam and convert after her knowledge and faith are stronger... ... more

People you might follow