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Love you, Love You Not, Love You….For Him


By Maria Karim 'I love you for the sake of Allāh,' my classmate at the markaz said to me, smiling warmly.  It was the first time I had heard this and having no knowledge of what the expression implied I gave her a meek smile, not knowing how to reply, while feeling awkward. It sounded unrealistic because how can someone who hardly knows ... Read More »

Love: The Recognition of Beauty & Perfection


By: Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif) There has been a certain reluctance on the part of classical scholars when it comes to defining love (mahabbah). It is not that they haven't tried, but that the definitions have tended to be causes, symptoms, effects or consequences of love, instead of love itself. A general description of love as mayl or “inclination” aside, some have felt ... Read More »

Marriage: The Charm of “Thank You”

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Consider this scenario: A husband buys a house for his family. You ask the wife if she thanked her husband. Wife replies with a surprise, “Why is that necessary?” You answer, “Because he bought a house!” Wife says, “Yes, but its not for me. He lives there too!” You remind her, “Yes but what's wrong with being grateful?” Wife says, ... Read More »

Love on the Net?


Wedding season has just passed, and almost all the new couples that I have come across met their spouses online. Muslim matrimonial sites have burgeoned in the last few years, ranging from the standard sites such as SingleMuslim.com, to sites that aim to match personalities such as HalfOurDeen.com, to sites aimed at only practicing Muslims such as PureMatrimony.com, to sites ... Read More »

Losing Her Heart in Egypt: Amr Kassem 1987-2013


By Asma Hussein Teaching myself how not to lose hope   “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allāh as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. They rejoice in what Allāh has bestowed upon them of His Bounty and rejoice for the sake of those who have not yet joined ... Read More »

She is in Love with a Classmate from Another Faith and Needs Advice


[one_half_las Question: How would you advise a girl who has fallen in love with a guy of another faith at her high school? She is a practicing Muslimah, and she was not having an "affair" with him or anything; she never touched him. She interacts with him everyday, and initially she thought it was just one sided but now the ... Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | Am I Doing the Right Thing? – A Muslim Preteen and the Hijab Heebeejeebees


Ever see your friend wearing shorts on a hot summer day while you’re wearing a pair of black, saggy jeans and a long-sleeved shirt with a bland hijab? If you answered yes, I know what you are going through. Many pre-teen Muslim girls go through this, dreading the day they will have to start wearing hijab all the time. Read More »

Rahmah – Not just ‘Mercy’

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It is thus by His rahmah that Allah introduces Himself repeatedly throughout the Qurʾān, so much so that after His tawhid (Oneness), the Qurʾān uses no other quality to describe Allah more than rahmah. Read More »

Abdullah Hasan | The Five Languages of Love


The proceeding thoughts are a summary of some of the ways the Prophet [saw] expressed his love for his wives. It is hoped that this will be a reminder for some and learning for others. Read More »

Love the Prophet – Follow Him


Say, [O Muhammad], ‘‘If you should love Allah , then follow me, [so] Allah will love you and forgive you your sins. And Allah is Forgiving and Merciful.’’ [Al-Qur'ān 3:31] Read More »

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