Love vs Arranged Marriage

Love marriage, in my opinion, is overhyped, especially because of movies and western media, as they try to portray marriage and love as some sort of fairytale that never coincides with reality. Although, it is still common to see people trying to imitate this via horse carriages, big weddings, big halls with expensive fancy decoration etc. May Allah protect us from this. As Muslims, we need to know that interacting unnecessarily with the opposite gender is Haraam and getting married via this method will become problematic during the marriage, which we will discuss further later. The halaal route would be to speak to the parents of the person and then… Read More

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Reminder for married sisters

I received this quite a while ago and theres a lot that we can learn from this message. This issue that she pointed out is still very prevalent within the asian culture. May Allah give us hidaayah. “I am 32 years old. My ex hubby dated me for six years, I started dating him whilst I was in grade 12, I was 19 years old. We were the best of friends. I waited until he completed college and started work, my family and his family then met, we got married and had a son. (Now 7 years old ). My husband was short tempered at times, but our problems started… Read More

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Muslim Vs Atheist – 1

In these series of posts, I want to illustrate some of the common arguments put forth by atheists and to demonstrate its absurdity. It is good to note that however convincing an argument may be, consequently, it comes down to how sincere the receiver is. When it comes to accepting the reality of the truth, 95% of atheists that I have met or seen had an underlying prejudice with religion or either were too arrogant to move away from their position. In many circumstances, they weren’t interested in establishing the truth, rather they wanted to prove their concepts, even if it was the most illogical position to have. One of… Read More

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Laymen doing research

Many of us believe that we can do ijtihaad on issues just by using the internet. Reading a few articles online does not mean you can understand the depth of any matter by any means. I’ve spoken to some brothers whom have a very strict stance on certain issues because of a fatwa they read, but after careful inspection, I realised that they completely misunderstood it. This happens when you don’t have proper Islamic knowledge. This is the root of shallow thinking and is why we must always refer to the scholars.

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