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The Purpose of Marriage

SHAFAQNA - Marriage is a natural necessity for every human being. It bears many good outcomes of which the most important ones are: (1) The formation of a family through which one can find security and peace of mind. A person who is not…

Importance of Marriage in Islam

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SHAFAQNA-The Holy Quran says, And marry those among you who are single and those who are fit among your male slaves and your female slaves; if they are needy, Allah will make them free from want out of His grace; and Allah is Ample-giving,…

Responsibilities of Husband and Rights of Wife

SHAFAQNA- Almighty Allah ordered the believers to "Consort with women in an honorable manner" (4:19) and He said: "And of His signs is that He created for you mates from your own selves that you may take comfort in them, and…

The Religion of Islam and Marriage

SHAFAQNA- Man - just like any other creation possessing both a body and a soul is in need of several things - each of which is essential for the safeguard of one's survival and well-being. For example, the hunger pains and desire for nourishment…

Can a Sayyida marry a non Sayyid?

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SHAFAQNA - Below are 6 examples of when the Prophet and his family allowed a Sayyida to marry a non-Sayyid: 1. Zainab, the cousin of the Prophet, who was from Bani Hashim and the granddaughter of Abdul Muttalib, married Zaid, who was a slave…

Do not Marry Such Women

SHAFAQNA- Islam does not allow us to marry off our daughters to several groups of people including the corrupt, the stupid, the ill-tempered, and the alcoholics. Thus by prohibiting such marriages, a woman's respect and honor are safeguarded.…

Selection of Spouse

SHAFAQNA- The school of Ahlulbayt (A.S) has not left us to follow our whims and fancies. We have been taught the best method of selecting a suitable spouse. The most important criterion is piety or religiousness. A. Religiousness The author…

How Do You Look at Marriage?

SHAFAQNA- The Western culture has a big impact on the youth of today, but Islam has provided a way to keep us on the right path. It has strongly recommended early marriage. All the problems of today can be solved with this simple step. It is…

Marriage

SHAFAQNA- Foreword: This is a compilation of knowledge and advice given by various great scholars and teachers, including one of the top students of Allameh Tabataba'ee (the author of ''Al-Mizan''), on the subject of marriage. These invaluable…

Malaysia proposes raising marriage age for Muslim girls

SHAFAQNA- Malaysia has proposed to raise the minimum age for marriage to 18 for Muslim girls in a bid to reduce teenage pregnancy rates and enhance social protection for minors. The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has engaged…

The Marriage Contract

SHAFQNA- Waiting for Abbas (5) The Marriage Contract Perhaps you have faced such a thing before, [that] sometimes it seems that you don't accept something easily and [the] beginning might be very hard, but the end [turns out to be] entirely…

Dhu'l-Hijjah 1st; The Marriage of Fatima Zahra (SA)and Ali ibn Abi Talib (AS)

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SHAFAQNA- God gave victory to Islam in the battle of Badr in the year 2 of Hijri. Two months after the battle, Fatima Zahra, the daughter of Muhammad Mustafa, and Ali, the son of Abu Talib were married. Fatima Zahra was only five years old…

What is the Quran’s viewpoint regarding marriage?

SHAFAQNA- Islam in general and the holy Quran in particular have a comprehensive plan for man’s marital life (the same is the case regarding other aspects of man’s life i.e. having a comprehensive view). Marriage is an issue that includes…

Sayyed Fadlallah (ra) on the issue of marriage

SHAFAQNA - "Marriage is not a contract which turns women into men's slaves. Marriage does not strangle their lives and deny their usual habits and moods. Women are human beings, and their humanity must remain in tact throughout their married…

Made of money? UAE husband divorces wife over $40,000 wedding dress

SHAFAQNA - A man divorced his wife as he was angry at her for spending more than Dh150,000 (about $40,000) on her a wedding dress instead of using the money to pay for their wedding party. The man was believed to have proposed to the woman…

You’re Married...Now What?

SHAFAQNA- The merits of getting married, and especially getting married at an early age, are very great. There are numerous verses of the Holy Qur'an and sayings from the Holy Prophet and his Ahl-ul-Bayt (peace be upon them all) which extol…