Kindness to Parents

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Allah says in the Quran: And worship Allah and ascribe no partners to Him and do good to parents, relatives, orphans, the needy, the related neighbour, the distant neighbour, the fellow traveller, the wayfarer and the slaves whom your right hand possess. Lo! Allah loves not such who are proud and boastful. (4-36). Dear Muslims: Listen carefully to the … [Read more...]

To the Mother, to the Sister, to the Wife (interview with wife of Shaheed Hawwaash)

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An Interview With The Wife Of SHAHEED YUSUF HAWWAASH We lived together for two years, and he spent the rest of his life in prisons We would like to have a brief introduction to the life of your husband Yusuf Hawwaash. My husband is Muhammad Yusuf Hawwaash (May Allah have mercy upon him). He was born on the 12th of October 1922. He … [Read more...]

Mehr (Dowry)

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The Mehr of the wives of Rasulullah (Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam) and the Mehr of Fatima (Radhiallaahu Anha) Allah Ta'ala says: “Indeed we know what we have enjoined upon them for their wives.” (Surah Ahzaab Aayat 50) This Aayat implies that Allah Ta'ala in his infinite knowledge knows the rights of the wife that are due upon the husband. … [Read more...]

“Marriage to the Ahlul Kitaab and the General Harm Caused to the Muslim Youth”

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A SUMMARY OF THE TREATISE: Allah Ta’ala has created women and men as complementary partners to each other. Concerning women and their role with men, Allah says “So that you (men) find rest and joy in them” (30:21). While He has made woman the ‘queen’ and the mother in her home He has charged men with the responsibility of seeing to the needs of their women-folk, and their … [Read more...]

Iddat

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Upon the husband’s death, or divorce, or the termination of the marriage contract through Khul'a (divorce at the instance of the wife), or the annulment of the marriage by some other manner, the woman has to remain staying in one house for a specified period of time. Until this period expires, it is not permissible for her to go … [Read more...]

Kafa’at (Suitability and Compatibility) in Nikah

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A healthy marital life coupled with a good relationship make up the prime objects of Nikah. That is only possible when natural inclinations and backgrounds are shared (by both spouses). In the absence of such unity, living together successfully, despite great effort is indeed difficult, as attested to by many marital breakdowns due to … [Read more...]