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Female Sexual Desires – Eradicating The Stigma


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 »

Muslim Vignettes on Female Sexuality | NewlyWeds


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 »

What’s the Matter? Masturbation Addict

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  Question: Assalamu alaykum.
I want to ask this: will Allāh pardon my sins even if I repeat it again and again after a tawbah? I also want to let you know that since the day I was born (as a Muslim) I was never interested in fully applying, practicing or studying Islam until 2011 when I really felt the emptiness ... Read More »

Fifty Shades of Grey: What Muslim Teens Need to Know


“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 »

50 Shades of Sex Addiction


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


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 »

Listen to Them and Understand their Sexual Struggles (of our Muslim Female Youth)

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We have failed to recognize Muslim women’s, especially the female youth’s, trials of their voluptuous desires. At the most we have made an effort to acknowledge your desires to interact with guys, to be around them, to talk to them, to laugh with them, to share with them the details of your day, to have a boy follow you around, if at all your trials are recognized. Read More »

Single & Looking | Muslim Vignettes on Female Sexuality

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On Attraction from a Unmarried Perspective “If a man wants to betroth a woman, he can look at what entices him to accomplish his marriage.” [Reported by Abu Dawud] As someone who is looking to get married and extremely inexperienced in all terms of physical intimacy, all of this sex talk is something that feels like a creeping elephant in ... Read More »

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