With whom shall you marry?

The type of person you marry plays a big role in the type of children you have, so do your unborn children a favor by choosing wisely.

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Islam’s Ruling on Marriage

All of the scholars are in agreement that marriage is something recommended (Mustahab) and called for in Islam. Some took it to the level of obligatory (wajib) for those with the ability based on the Prophet’s statement: Continue reading “Islam’s Ruling on Marriage”

Wives – Are “Mates”

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Women are vital to the very existence of all humans. After all, men are born from women, not the other way around. Allah the Majestic tells us in the Quran that He has created both men and women, all from a single person, Adam, peace and blessings be upon him. From Adam, Allah created his mate (Eve) and from these two Allah brought forth many men and many women.

Allah also tells us he created us all from a single soul and from him, brought forth his mate and from these two He created many tribes and nations and made us all different so that we might recognize one another. Continue reading “Wives – Are “Mates””

When seeking guidance in decision-making (Istikharah)

On the authority of Jabir Ibn ‘Abdullah he said: ‘The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) would instruct us to pray for guidance in all of our concerns, just as he would teach us a chapter from the Quran. He (peace and blessings be upon him) would say ‘ If any of you intends to undertake a matter then let him pray two supererogatory units (two Rak’a Nafilah) of prayer and after which he should supplicate: Continue reading “When seeking guidance in decision-making (Istikharah)”

Manners of Welcoming the New Born Child in Islam

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Manners of Welcoming the New Born Child in Islam
By Yusuf ibn Abdullah al-Arafi
Translated by Abu Talhah Dawud ibn Ronald Burbank

Children are a source of delight and an adornment for the world granted by Allah to their parents, they give vigor to the hearts, joy to the souls, pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom good is to be hoped for when they frequently supplicate: Continue reading “Manners of Welcoming the New Born Child in Islam”