Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, reported that the Prophet said: “If a man whose religious commitment and moral conduct you approve of proposes for marriage to your daughter, then marry her to him; otherwise, trials will prevail and great corruption will spread upon the earth.” [At-Tirmithi.. More
What to do upon receiving a proposal:
The young woman should pray Istikhaarah (i.e., the Prayer of Guidance) and not to ask others to pray it on her behalf, as some women do, as this is a baseless act and an innovation in the religion. Furthermore, she should seek the advice of trustworthy people and inquire about the person.
Imaam Ahmad, may Allah.. More
Neglecting one's family and failing to give them enough to suffice their needs results in them leaving their homes in order to find a source of income, and in many cases it leads to women committing adultery; there are many real life stories proving this, and in these cases it is not sexual desire that pushed the woman to indulge in this immorality.. More
Furthermore, drugs are one of the reasons behind family disintegration. This is a dangerous disease that has affected a lot of the youth nowadays. Our enemies have spread drugs and on account of our youth not being brought up Islamically, this explosion of drugs is but a natural result.
Also, unemployment forces young men to deal with drugs to make.. More
· 1 in 4 women may experience violence in their relationships with men (Women's Aid Federation [England] report, 1992)
· Severe, repeated and systematic violence occurs in at least 5 of every hundred marriages in Britain;Between 40 and 45% of murdered women are killed by their male partners; Between 1 of every 2 women are murdered.. More
Where does the western woman stand in scale of humanity and who represents her?
Are they represented by the artificial ladies of Hollywood who appear on the TV screens, who are suppressed by the massive work load and by men?
When comparing two different cultures, can a real study be made in order to compare between.. More
• The role of the family in teaching the child how to lie.
• The role of the community in teaching the child how to lie.
• The types of lying:
1) Lying due to imagination.
2) Lying due to misconception.
3) Lying by making false claims.
4) Lying to achieve a goal.
5) Lying to take revenge.
6) Lying as a protective measure.
The most common type of lie:
Surveys show that the most common type of lie amongst children is the one used as a protective measure, with seventy percent (70%) of the children who lie doing it, while ten percent (10%) do it due to misconceptions and twenty percent (20%) due to revenge.
Lying is a characteristic that a child gains and learns.. More
We often hear of problems that occur between women and their mothers in-law. The common conception among the masses is that the mother in-law is an evil person. Regardless of what she may do, or how kind she may be to her daughter in-law, her description remains as such -especially in the view of the daughter in-law.
Many daughters in-law have forgotten.. More
We must feel for the mother in-law: Some mothers in-law have an unintended and uncontrollable feeling of rejection and resentment towards their daughters in-law. This could be caused by one of the following three reasons:
First: The eldest son is a source of compassion and love which mothers benefit from, especially at old age; therefore, they would.. More
For a woman, the wedding day is one of the happiest and most exciting days of her life. The preparations, the guests and the festivities are all in anticipation of this very special event. At the same time, many women also experience a great deal of apprehension and anxiety, particularly as the wedding night approaches. Many are concerned about.. More
For single and married sisters who must work due to financial need, this presents a perplexing dilemma on one hand the true economic need is there, on another the tremendous temptation and tribulation. These hardships have led some sisters in dire straitsto turn to their local mosques for financial aid or in humiliation to the welfare system; in most.. More
The swank of Waleemah festivities today has become more of an attempt to out-spend one another rather than a gathering to offer gratitude to Allah.
The following is a scenario of a Waleemah for a Muslim couple who recently entered the martial bond. Read through this situation and see if you can pick out anything that may not be acceptable from an Islamic.. More
The Digestive System:
The effect of alcohol is not limited to the nervous system. Alcohol destroys all the parts, passages, and organs of the digestive system as well.
1) The Alcoholic’s Tongue: The tongue of an alcoholic is covered with a dirty cover, where microbes grow and multiply. The tongue becomes infected and unusually red. Some alcoholics.. More
The Unique feature of Islam:
Islam was born with the unique feature of amalgamating the secular with religious, the worldly with the other-worldly, and with a clear approach to socio-economic affairs and with a well-defined administrative system.
The famous Italian orientalist Dr. Laura Veccia Vaglieri, stated: "With Islam, the spirit was liberated.. More
One of the great blessings that Allah, The Exalted, bestowed upon mankind is the provision of homes that give them shelter and tranquility. He reminded them of this blessing in Soorat An-Nahl (no. 16),...More