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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 »

3 Urgent Financial Questions to Ask A Potential Spouse

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The important point here is to have all the cards out on the table. The husband and wife must both be clear as to precisely what they’re entering into. If they have debts, they need to make sure they are on the same page about paying them off and what type of lifestyle they will lead. 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? |My Husband Has Been Cheating On Me

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One thing that is very important in order for marriages to last after one spouse has cheated, is that the cheating spouse has to feel remorse and that they have truly done something wrong and immoral. Based on your knowledge, he has engaged in this evil act for many years, and it does not appear that he has this belief or this remorse for his wrong actions. 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 »

Second Chance: Causes and Lessons from Divorce in Muslims

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This article discusses the patterns that are emerging and what has been learned from the increasing statistic, diving into the matters of divorce for Muslims. 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 »

Fathers – What Kind of Man Will Marry Your Daughter?

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I went from identifying with the guy trying to get the girl while moving past the crazy dad to being the responsible father who protects his girls from men who want to take advantage of them. Read More »

Must Wedding Bells Go Ka-Ching?

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How far we’ve strayed from the unadulterated concept of Nikah as an act of worship, and the simplicity in the celebration of the Waleema, as dictated in the example of the Prophet. Read More »

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