Marriage Myths that I Saw Go Up in Smoke

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَـنِ الرَّحِيمِ Ah, the stupidity naiveté of youth! Most of us are told many things, as sincere advice or emphatic matter-of-fact hearsay, by peers and older people when we are young. I don't know about others, but when I was a teenager, up to being twenty-something, I tended to follow the advice of most … Continue reading Marriage Myths that I Saw Go Up in Smoke

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Marriage in Islam: Family Living Options and the Wisdom Behind Divine Injunctions

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم There are several factors regarding the fiqh or Islamic jurisprudence of nikah that a newly married Muslim couple needs to bear in mind when they embark on their matrimonial journey. The proposal process is often so exhausting that, once a suitable match is found, everyone’s focus immediately shifts on the cultural … Continue reading Marriage in Islam: Family Living Options and the Wisdom Behind Divine Injunctions

The Joint Family System in Islam: Challenges and Solutions

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم All statements and examples quoted in the post below are factual. Nothing is based on fiction. I once read a quote in Reader’s Digest, back in my childhood, which went something like this: Negative thinking is akin to a step-mother. If her step-child doesn’t wash his hands, he is dirty. If … Continue reading The Joint Family System in Islam: Challenges and Solutions

Reality-Bites About Married Life

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم We hear a lot of things before we get married: mothers, khala's, married sisters/cousins, and aunties impart us priceless words of wisdom. Well, I would say, not all they say is always right. Meaning, everyone's case and experiences vary, so not all supposedly right "myths" are always right for every girl. Here are … Continue reading Reality-Bites About Married Life