A Guide to Marriage: SeekersGuidance Reader

A Guide To Marriage in Islam

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And We created you in pairs. (Quran, 78:8)

This article contains an updated collection of articles, podcasts, answers, and courses on marriage that draw on the teachings of the Qur’an, Hadeeths, and wisdom of our scholars. If you cannot find what you are looking for here, please check previous collections:  Love, Marriage and Relationships in Islam: All Your Questions Answered and Etiquette of Marriage: A Comprehensive Seekers Reader.


Directly Relevant to Marriage

Raising a Believing Generation by Habib Umar bin Hafiz: On Marriage

Istikhara Prayer for Marriage

What Is the Right Way To Approach Someone for Marriage?

Arranged Marriage to Someone I am not Attracted to

Marriage and Troubled Past

Defining Ill-Conduct (Nushuz) in Marriage.

25 Years’ Worth of Marriage Advice: Hina Khan-Mukhtar …

What Makes A Marriage Work – Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

40 Hadiths on Marriage – Recapping the Live Seminar with Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Recommended Books on Jurisprudence, Raising Children and Marriage

Should I Fear for Our Marriage

Can a Hindu Man Marry a Muslim Woman Under Special Marriages Act?

Should It Bother Me If a Man I Intend to Marry Follows Instagram Models?

Fiqh of Marriage

Are Marriage Contracts Valid via Video Calls? (Shafi’i)

How Can a Woman Stipulate in Her Marriage Contract Her Right to Initiate Divorce?

Are the Islamic Rulings Regarding Marriage Racist?


When Things Go Wrong

Is My Marriage Still Valid?

Is There a Prayer to Save My Marriage?

How to Deal With a Wife Revealing an Illicit Sexual Relationship Before the Marriage?

How Do I Deal With an Unhappy Marriage?

What Are a Wife’s Rights and Responsibilities in a Difficult Marriage?

How Can I Fix My Empty Marriage?


Problems Related to Parents and Marriage

Parents Don’t Approve of Marriage Despite My Conversion

Doubts About Marriage

Marriage and Severed Ties of Kinship

Will I Be Disobeying My Parents If I Turn Down a Marriage Proposal?


Unmarried Disturbances and Pre-marriage Misgivings

Heartbreak and Looking for a Blessed Marriage

Children and Marriage

Sinful Relationship and Marriage

Masturbation and Marriage.

Feeling Discouraged about Marriage

I Wasn’t Attracted to Someone I Was Speaking to for Marriage. What to Do?

Is Marriage the Solution to My Masturbation Problem?


Courses on Marriage


Quduri’s Mukhtasar: On Marriage and Divorce

Abu Shuja’s Matn: On Marriage, Transactions, and Public Law

Mawsili’s Mukhtar: On Transactions, Marriage, and Public Law [Elective]

Keys to Successful Muslim Marriages: Practical lessons that explain the Prophetic Spirit of Marriage

Making Love Last: Prophetic Principles for a Successful Marriage

Marriage in Islam: Practical Guidance for Successful Marriage


Podcasts and Videos

17- Marriage & Good Character- Renewal by the Book- Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

12-Etiquettes of Marriage- Renewing Religion-Shaykh Riad Saloojee

Getting Married: Clear & Practical Guidance for Success – Sh. Faraz Rabbani & Ustadha Shireen Ahmed

10: Marriage and Severed Ties of Kinship- Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

18: Marriage & Good Character – Renewal by the Book: Quran Tafsir Based on Imam Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

12: Etiquettes of Marriage – Renewing Religion: An Overview of Ghazali’s Ihya – Shaykh Riad Saloojee

Successful Marriage: Keys from the Prophet Muhammad’s Sunnah