I Am Unhappily Married to a Man My Father Chose for Me. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I was married to a boy chosen by my father. After marriage, I found out that he is completely different from my expectations. He is not religious, he doesn’t understand my feelings or my needs. Soon after marriage, he started to yell at me about small […]

My Husband Refuses to Sleep Next to Me. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My husband is obsessed with cleaning the floors of our apartment nearly every day. It is driving me nuts! He is obsessed with having the apartment spotlessly clean. I can understand that, but it is going too far. If I don’t clean everything the way he […]

I Fell in Love so Deeply with Someone and Cannot Forget Him. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, Two years ago, I fell deeply in love with someone, just like in the movies. Does this ‘love at first sight’ exist in Islam? His aqidah and Islamic attitudes are questionable, though. What do I do? I feel sad and confused. Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa […]

My Mother Rejects Suitors Even Before I Meet Them. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, If a marriage proposal comes from someone out of state, my mom automatically rejects it. I’ve never even had the opportunity to sit down with a single person that has asked for my hand. I won’t even find out a person has asked until days if […]

Has Genetic Engineering an Effect on Foster Relationships Through Breastmilk?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I need help in understanding the concept of Foster relationship in Islam as nowadays Genetic modifications by scientists have given rise to cows that produce human breast milk by inserting human female DNA. Could you provide me the comprehensive answer on this issue as Genetic Engineering is […]

Is It Permissible to Marry Someone Who Has a Different Religious Orientation?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum My family and myself are sunnis and my girlfriend happens to be salafi and does not do Mawlid or believe in Wasillah of any kind even from our beloved prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him). I fell in love with this woman for she is a […]

My Family Members Financially Exploit Me. Do I Need to Get Married to Improve My Circumstances?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My father passed away recently. Lately, I feel so frustrated because I think I need someone to make me feel I am special, someone who will help me with my business, and someone who will marry me, to be my mahram. I feel this because I […]

What Are the Rulings of ʿIdda (Waiting Period)?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I had applied for Khula from my husband. Will there be a penalty if I have broken any rules of iddat? If so, whaf would it be? And would I have to restart the iddat properly all over again? Or would it remain of the same length […]

I Get Nervous Every Time My Mother Tells Me That Someone Is Interested in Marrying Me. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am a young woman who is currently in college. Whenever my mother tells me someone is interested in marrying me, it is always someone outside of my country. I always think no, automatically, and I become upset whenever marriage topic is brought up. I don’t […]

My Pregnant Wife Is Going Back to India – Does She Have to Stay with My Widowed Mother?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife has gone back to India as she is pregnant (5 months) with our first child. Does she have to stay in our house (with my mom) or in her parents house? My mom lives alone (with relatives nearby) and is not expecting her to […]