Marriage Advice In The Qur'an

Marriage Advice In The Qur'an

TOfind marriage advice in the Qur’an might appear straightforward, for we have heard the verses in context to marriage multiple times, but there is truly so much more than that.

The Qur’an is an ocean of gems for those who seek them. This is by no means a complete list of advice that the Qur’an offers, but just a reminder that no matter what kind of day you are having, this Book holds the answers for you.

One ayah can benefit different people in different ways, and that is one of its miracles, SubhanAllah.

I deliberately tried to stay away from the oft-repeated verses related to marriage (although you will find a few in there), instead opting for seemingly general ayat that can be applied to marriage.

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How To Raise And Discipline Boys

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THEbest of discipline is that which is done at a young age. If a child is left to his own characteristics and he or she matures into an adult possessing those characteristics, changing the person would be difficult.

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Things Every Muslim Home Should Have

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WHEN I did some research on this topic, what I mostly got was the usual: a Qur’an, a prayer rug, a copy of the translation of the Qur’an, etc. And of course those are important things, but I wanted more.

I’m sure almost every Muslim home does have the above mentioned items, and I’m sure that we don’t need a whole article out there stating that they need it.

So it got me thinking: What should every Muslim home have then, besides the typical list?

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5 Questions To Ask Before You Take The Marriage Plunge

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BOOKS can be written – and indeed, have been written – on scores of pre-marital questions to ask prospective spouses. From ‘1001 Questions to Ask Before You Get Married’ to ‘The Hard Questions: 100 Essential Questions to Ask Before You Say I Do’ to ‘Saving Your Marriage Before it Starts: 7 Questions to Ask Before and After Marriage’ bookstores are inundated with self-help books that indicate that the phenomenon of getting married and staying married is being taken seriously.

Among Muslims, a woman’s wali (legal guardian) is often assigned the important, but uncomfortable task of playing Grand Inquisitor and giving prospective suitors a thorough grilling that would do the FBI proud, in order to protect a woman’s best interests.

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Mothering the Ummah

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OUR Ummah is formed through blocks of families, and each block contributes to our society. A mother plays a vital role in it as upon her lies the upbringing of the children who eventually have a family of their own.

The mother is mainly responsible for the upbringing of sensible and virtuous children who would be an asset to our community. Our Prophet Muhammad stated: “The best of people are those that bring most benefit to the rest of mankind.(Daraqutni, Hasan)

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Why Families Should Spend Quality Time At Home

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“And Allah has made for you from your homes a place of rest…”  [Surah An Nahl, 16:80]

The Prophet  said, “Travel is a portion of torment. It prevents one of you from eating, drinking, and sleeping, so when you have finished your purpose then quickly return to your families.[Sahih al-Bukhari: no 1710; Sahih Muslim: no 1927]

FANCY curtains, super soft couches, colorful wall paint, modern kitchen, and spacious bedrooms are thoughts that may come to our mind about a good house, a blessing alhamdulilah. But for it to be a home and an abode of tranquility and serenity, it takes more than just bricks and cement; it takes a family to make a home.

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'My Husband is Not Religious'

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IF you were brought up with a religious background – where it was normal for you to wear hijab once you were supposed to, to attend religious talks, and seek knowledge – the expectations when you had to get married would have been high.

A lot of women conscious of the deen look for someone who is stronger than them – so that they can be their anchor, pull them up when they need it, be their support, and help them on their path to Jannah.

However, that expectation is, more often than not, left wanting. When that happens, it can create frustration in the women, disappointment, despair, and wondering if there could have been a better person out there, who fits their criteria perfectly. Another life.

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'Don't Worry, I’ll Change Her'

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YOU must have heard this statement many a time from today’s youth. This has become such a common and convincing cliche that it makes you ask: “Does this excuse validate marrying someone who doesn’t have the same priorities and goals as you, neither in the Dunya nor Aakhirah?

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How to overcome the modern challenges of parenting

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THE biggest challenge of parenting is to accept that we are facing a world that is very different from the one we grew up in. This is true irrespective of which country you live in with the additional complexity of a rapid destruction of walls between cultures.

The truth is that your solutions don't work today and your children know this better than anyone else. Yet you still have the challenge to inspire, support and teach them. Your challenge is to prepare them for a world that you know nothing about. This can be seen as positive or negative depending on your point of view but one thing is certain and that is, it will not leave you untouched.

The major Global Changes that we face are:

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Dealing with Non-Muslim Families

Undoubtedly, the greatest blessing Allah can bestow upon a person in this life is opening his heart to the guidance of Islam.

The new Muslim is one chosen by his Lord to be enlightened and purified due to divine knowledge of the good within his or her soul. Then, in return for acceptance of the truth and commitment to Him, Allah immediately cancels all the sins and errors of that person’s previous existence, no matter how numerous or grave they may have been, giving him a clean slate with which to begin a new life.

“And if not for the favor of Allah upon you and His mercy, not one of you would have been pure, ever, but Allah purifies whom He wills, and Allah is Hearing and Knowing.”  (Quran, 24:21)

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Halal Love: How the Sahabah Kept Warm in Winter

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HOW do you warm yourself in the winter, especially when you come out shivering after a shower? Heater and warm clothes probably. But do you snuggle up with your wife or husband? ;-)

Subulassalam recently published narrations of what some of the best Sahabah – Umar, Ali, Abdullah ibn Mas’ood, Abu Darda, and Ibn Umar – would do:

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