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‘Sister Wives’ family to challenge Utah bigamy law

From Yahoo News SALT LAKE CITY – A polygamous family made famous by the reality TV show “Sister Wives” plans to challenge the Utah bigamy law that makes their lifestyle illegal, a Washington-based attorney said Tuesday. In an email to The Associated Press, attorney Jonathan Turley said he will file the lawsuit challenging Utah's bigamy law in Salt Lake City's ... Read More »

Polygamy: Rational or Irrational?


Must Read for men considering polygamy: I questioned one of the shayookh and his answer to my skeptical question still echoes in my ears; instead of defending or addressing the topic of polygamy, he surprisingly questioned me, ‘Do you believe Allah is Just?’ Read More »

11 Ways to Impress a Muslimah for Marriage

The following are the top 11 issues that can help brothers avoid having a sister becoming uninterested and discontinuing communication. In no way is this an exhaustive list; in fact, it was difficult to trim the list down. This list is a collaborative effort on the part of many MuslimMatters Associates – a big jazakum Allahu khayran to all of them. Read More »

Shaykhy Crushes: Trials in the Lives of Men of Knowledge


There is a trend among contemporary, practicing Muslims which I find rather disturbing, this trend is what I call a "Shaykhy Crush". I have noticed at many Islamic events, from classes to conferences, practicing Muslim women who follow the Deen in dress and Ibadah, developing crushes and falling in love with the speakers and teachers. This has led to many dangerous scenarios. It could be that studying Islam has been glamorized and students of knowledge are treated like celebrities or it could be that some Shuyookh unintentionally do things that attract women. Read More »

*New feature* | Readers’ Opinions: What Do You Love About Your Spouse?


Readers' Opinions is the latest feature on Muslim Matters... finally, you get to exchange ideas and views on dedicated discussion threads. Come on in and see what today's topic is about... we're literally talking our hearts out! Read More »

Afflicted With Romance

This article examines how our entrenched 'fairy-tale-like' expectations might actually be an obstacle to our living "Happily ever after." Read More »

Picking up the Pieces: The Love-Drug Syndrome and Dealing With Lost Love

Love is a powerful, compelling emotion. It can make you laugh and it can make you cry. It can lift you up to the clouds and it can hurl you into an abyss. One of the dilemmas Muslims face, especially Muslim sisters, is the situation in which they get to know a prospective spouse and for some reason it does not work out. Read More »

Women’s Rights in Islam, a critical look at “Joys of Muslim Women”

This article takes a critical look at a widely circulated email called "Joys of Muslim Women" which contains many misconceptions about women's rights in Islam. Read More »

Sunday Open Thread:

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I came across a statement recently: "El amor entra por la cocina" (loosely translated as “love enters through a man's stomach”), and it sparked the idea to write up this article. Read More »

How to Score BIG with Women: a Psychological and Islamic approach for Men

Every man dreams of having a woman who can please him on many different levels. One that fulfills his desires, stimulates him intellectually and soars with him to new spiritual heights. A unique woman that will not only be a source of comfort, but also a source of strength. Read More »

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