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The Waleemah (Wedding Feast) in Islam

The wedding feast in Islam

By: Nurul Aiman Source: The waleemah is a food reception which follows the consummation of marriage, to make the marriage public. It is offered by the parents of the married couple, by their friends, or by the newly married couple themselves. Friends, relatives, and neighbors are usually invited. The companion Anas reported that the Prophet (peace be upon him) (peace be upon him) a trace of yellow on Abd Ar- Rahman Ibn Auf, and asked what is this? He answered: “I got married”. Then, the Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “May Allah make it a blessing for you. Have a waleemah, even with only a sheep.” [Bukhari, Muslim, Tirmizi, Abu Dawood and Maalik] Since...

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A successful Islamic marriage

  By: Imam Moustafa Zayed Source: There is no guarantee for any marriage to be successful or fulfill an ultimate happiness for the bride or groom. However, Islamically, there is a guarantee that if you fulfill the conditions and guidelines of obeying God and His messenger, in your marriage, you will have a real potential of reaching that marital happiness that everyone seeks. Before we even discuss these Islamic guidelines, we need to understand the importance of a successful marriage to the quality of one’s life. God said: {And amongst His miracles and proofs is that He created from amongst yourselves spouses to reach peace and calm with, and made mercy and love...

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Salatul Istikhara – The Prayer of Seeking Counsel

By: Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Source: The Istikhara Prayer or the Prayer of Seeking Counsel or Guidance is a very simple prayer of seeking guidance or direction in any matter. One prays two rakats at any time that is not disliked, after which one recites the supplication of istikhara. It is best to recite it before sleeping, though in no way necessary. Like other duas, it is recommended that one face the qibla. It is recommended to open the dua of istikhara, with praise of Allah and sending blessings on the Prophet ﷺ and to close it in this manner, too. It is disliked to ‘hasten’ in seeking the answer to one’s istikhara, like other duas, because the Prophet ﷺ said, “Your prayers...

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