Family Ties

January 23, 2023 4 mins

Should I Leave My Rude Husband or Continue to Be Patient?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question My husband is abusive, rude, impatient & disrespectful to me. He gets mad at the slightest things, even those out of my control. I feel like I can never make him happy. When angry, he uses demeaning & harmful words to curse me. Recently, he got violent. He threw […]
January 17, 2023 2 mins

Should I Leave My Husband to Help My Family?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I was the only source of income in my family. I was praying for a good spouse, and last Ramdan, I got married. Before marriage, I asked him if he would allow me to work. The whole year things didn’t work out. He tells me I am not pretty, […]
January 15, 2023 2 mins

Is It Permissible for a 36-Year-Old Unmarried Muslim Woman to Dine Alone with He...

Answered by Shaykh Yusuf Weltch Question My prospective 36-year-old female suitor has informed me that she will have dinner alone with her first cousin’s adult male son, who is younger than her, while she is on a business trip interstate. They’ll be having dinner by themselves. He is unmarried. In addition, he does not live […]
January 7, 2023 2 mins

Are We Supposed to Mourn the Dead Only for Three Days?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I would like to know what the prohibition of mourning is meant for more than three days. Are there specific actions that are prohibited? I assume that feeling sad any day after losing a loved one doesn’t come under this prohibition. Answer It isn’t easy to deal with the […]