Newly Published! Answers to Fr...

Introducing Drs. M. Rida Beshir and Ekram Beshir's newest book, Answers to Frequently Asked Questions on Marriage (Part 1): "Maintaining a healthy marriage is a challenge in the best of circumstances but trying to keep a marriage going strong when one or both spouses are misinformed about the purpose of marriage or the rights and obligations of each partner can be an absolute disaster!

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FAQ: Why are many professional wome...

Answered by Mohamed Rida Beshir

Why are many professional women over age 30 not married? Are marriages failing because women nowadays are less obedient than in the past? If a man can marry someone from “back home,” shouldn’t women here be more compromising, since they have less choice?

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Creating a Positive Environmen...

Written by Salma Elkadi Abugideiri

Allah SWT identifies the purpose of marriage as achieving sakeenah (tranquility) founded on the critical components of mawaddah (compassion, love) and rahmah (mercy) (Qur’an - 30:21). The picture that is painted in the Qur’an of the relationship between spouses is one of mutual love and compassion, where spouses consult one another (Qur’an - 42:38) and take care of one another...

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Tips and Advice for Married Co...

Written by Mohamed Rida Beshir

- Never go to bed with an unsettled argument ...


- Express opinions in a calm and polite way...

- Don't idealize each other. Accept small mistakes ...

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Marriage in the Qur’an

Written by Shahina Siddiqui

The fact that we come from the same soul signifies our equality as humans. Therefore, when the essence of our creation is the same, the argument of which gender is better or greater is redundant. The fact that Allah SWT stresses on this fact, and then mentions the institution of marriage in the same verse in the Qur'an is of great significance for those of us who are in the field of marriage counseling...

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Paradise in Our Homes

Written by Mohamed Rida Beshir

There is no doubt that the ultimate goal of every Muslim is to be admitted to Paradise (جنة الخلد). However, do we really know what Paradise is? Do we know what to do to achieve it? And above all, can we achieve Paradise in our earthly life (دنيا), particularly in our homes? To answer these questions, one has to look at the main sources of information in Islam. These are the Qur’an and Sunnah, ...

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