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What’s The Matter?|My Brother’s Wife and My Husband Exchange Friendly Glances

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Question: I am happily married to my husband for 11 years. We have three children together. My siblings and I usually get together along with our spouses. We are a practicing family. My brother and his wife are less practicing. When we gather, we try as much as possible to sit separately. However, sometimes it happens where we are all ... Read More »

Female Sexual Desires – Eradicating The Stigma

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The mind and body contradict. The body responds to the natural desires and the mind rejects these desires, rather recalls the fallacious cultural beliefs that she was raised with. Read More »

What’s The Matter? | Teen with Friends of the Opposite Gender

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What do I do about the ones I have already befriended? Should I cut them off, or how do I proceed? 

Jazakallah ul Khairun, I appreciate this so much. This issue has been driving me crazy, and I fear I have done great wrong in the eyes of Allah. Please help me understand what I need to do further. Read More »

Muslim Vignettes on Female Sexuality | NewlyWeds

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The beauty of being newlyweds is that you have no baggage, barriers, or walls. You are bare-naked in terms of emotions. Bring that into the bedroom. A principle that we hoped would ground our relationship is being open, communicating with each other about everything, so there is no room for misinterpretation. Read More »

What’s The Matter? What Is Permissible Post-Nikkah and Pre-Marriage?

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What is permissible Post-Nikkah Pre-Consummation (Rukhsati/Marriage) Question: I just had my nikkah done with my husband and we are having our rukhsati done soon (in the next few months). The reason for [the] delay is just mainly to prepare for the wedding and  [to] accommodate family members' schedule [for] the wedding. After the nikkah is it permissible to do all ... Read More »

Fifty Shades of Grey: What Muslim Teens Need to Know

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“OMG, the Fifty Shades of Grey movie is coming out!” a high-school girl I mentor cheers with excitement. I nod but don't say anything. “I have to tell my friend. She will be thrilled. It is her favorite book!” I feel goose bumps on my skin, because I happen to know her friend as well. She is not an ordinary ... Read More »

What’s the Matter? Attracted to the Same Sex

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Question: If a girl is attracted to other girls since her teenage years, what is the best way to suppress her desires? I know the American Psychology Association strictly prohibits any therapy that may suppress the desires for the same gender and even at school we are taught to discover our own sexuality, but as a Muslim therapist what is ... Read More »

The End to Hitting Women: Islamic Perspective on Domestic Violence | Imam Abdullah Hasan

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For a pdf version of this article click The End to Hitting Women Perhaps one of the most misunderstood and misconstrued verses in the Qur'an by Muslims and non-Muslims alike is verse 4:34, the so-called 'chastisement verse'. Those who claim that the verse allows husbands to hit their wives argue that the verse suggests a three step solution in the event ... Read More »

50 Shades of Sex Addiction

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Disclaimer: Mature Audience only Part 1: Conversation with a Hooker: Adultery, Sex Addiction, and Muslims When it comes to the subject of sexual addiction, the question that arises in most minds is, “Why do men seek women other than their wives?” Unfortunately, the most common misconception is, “his wife must be insufficient that's why he had to resort to other ... Read More »

A Conversation With a Hooker: Adultery, Sex Addiction and Muslims

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We are in a mess. We are in a moral and ethical meltdown. No, it’s not lying, cheating, gossiping or anything that is related to the tongue, it’s the other part that our beloved Prophet [saw] asked us to safe guard—the part between the two legs. Read More »

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