In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


Common marriage problems and how to deal with them

By: Maria Zain, Source: via ( Editor’s note: this article is written by a Muslim woman and is primarily directed at women, but all the advice written here can be applied to men as well). “Who knew marriage could be so difficult?” asked Sara. “One day you’re this care-free woman, pretty selfish and self-indulgent. Next you have a roomie – and one that is supposed to share that room with you for the rest of your life!” “We were living on top of each other,” she added, “Everyone has disagreements – big and small – and we’re all supposed to handle them in some way or another.” All married couples experience difficulties. Learning to disagree...

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Marriage success: avoiding the “crazy cycle”

  By: Yasmin Mogahed Source: “And among His signs is that He created for you mates from among yourselves that you may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between you; verily, in that are signs for people who reflect.” (Qur’an, 30:21) We’ve all read this verse on countless marriage announcements. But how many have actualized it? How many of our marriages really embody that love and mercy described by Allah? What is going wrong when so many of our marriages are ending in divorce? According to Dr. Emerson Eggerichs, author of Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires; The Respect He Desperately Needs, the answer is simple. In his book,...

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The Quran: What is the meaning of men’s degree over women?

By: Qays Arthur Source: MuslimVillage “And women shall have rights similar to the rights against them, according to what is equitable; but men have a degree (of advantage) over them. And Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise.” (Quran, Baqara: 228 – Yusuf Ali translation.) In explaining this verse (the context of which is marriage and divorce) Imam Fakhrudin al-Razi (d. 1210 C.E. – Allah grant him mercy) comments on the saying of Allah, Most High, that men have “a degree” over women. He points out that since male advantage is a generally acknowledged thing, it’s mention in the verse must serve specific purposes. By way of clarifying one of those purposes...

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