Case Study: Growing Apart

Written by Ekram Beshir and Mohamed Rida Beshir

Zahida and Tarek have been married for four years and they have a son, Ali, who is one year old. Zahida is very concerned about her family, she feels that her relationship with Tarek is not at the level where it should be. Zahida feels that her and her husband are growing apart. Before Zahida and Tarek got married, they spent a lot of time planning their life. They discussed ...

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Spousal Abuse: What Islam Real...

Written by Mohamed Rida Beshir

In his wonderful book Letters to My Elders in Islam, Dr. J F Dirks, under the title of “On Spousal Abuse” says, “a couple of years ago, a social worker at a community mental health center in a distant American city contacted me about an urgent problem a member of her staff was encountering. It seems that one of our Muslim sisters had sought help at their clinic because she had been physically abused by her husband ...

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FAQ: After marriage, is the wife li...

Answered by Mohamed Rida Beshir and Ekram Beshir

Is it possible that, in Islam, the rights of women after marriage would be limited to just food and clothing?

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Case Study: Campus Calls

Written by Mohamed Rida Beshir

Laiyla and Lotfi have been married for 9 months. As the couple married young, Laiyla is still finishing her undergraduate degree. One evening, Laiyla has to go to her university campus for an important group meeting for one of her course projects. Laiyla takes the metro to campus and attends the meeting with the rest of her group at the university library. The meeting runs a little late and Laiyla finds that it is almost 10:45pm ...

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Case Study: Halaqas at Home

Written by Mohamed Rida Beshir

Kareema and Ahmed have been married for about a year. Kareema moved from another city to Ahmed’s city after the wedding and is studying for her Master’s degree, while Ahmed works full time. Ahmed has always been very involved in Islamic activities in his city. Kareema used to be very involved in Islamic activities in her old town, but has found that there aren’t any activities for sisters here ...

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