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

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum What should a husband do when his wife reveals that, before he married her, she had a ‘physical relationship’ (direct quote) outside a marriage, which she is ‘ashamed of’? Answer: Assalam ‘alaykum. Jazakum Allah khayr for reaching out to us. In any situations where the details become […]

My Friend Is in Love With a Married Man. What Can She Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I know someone who loves a married man, who is highly interested in her too. Her conscience keeps calling her to repent, but he does not want to leave her. What should she do? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa barakatuh, I pray this finds […]

I Am Divorced but Sinned With Another Man. Did I Commit Adultery?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I had great difficulty in securing a divorce because I had an arranged marriage overseas and did not want to face him in court. Two years later, I am now legally divorced, but have been in a physical relationship with another man. Have I commited adultery? […]

Porn Is Big Business and Muslims Are Becoming Customers – Ustadh Amjad Tarsin

Porn is big business and Muslims are far from immune to it. Ustadh Amjad Tarsin, Muslim Chaplain at the University of Toronto and teacher at SeekersHub Toronto, spends ten minutes reflecting on how he helps young people deal with it. Resources for seekers How Can I Wean Myself off From Porn? – SeekersHub Answers Does Viewing […]

"I’m Married To A Sex Addict" – 5 Tips on Moving Forward

In this guest column for SeekersHub, Danielle Adams from Lifestar Therapy offers advice to couples dealing with pornography and sex addiction. Pornography and sexual addiction is a complicated issue, especially if you’re married to someone who is struggling with this fixation. You’ve probably felt shocked, angered, depressed, and resentful over your spouse’s problem. That’s normal. However, there are things you can […]

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf on Gay Muslims; Scholars Issue Statement

“We, as American Muslims, follow the openhearted and inclusive Islam of Muhammad Ali and completely reject the hatred, provincialism, and intolerance of those who trample upon the rights of others, besmirching and defiling the name of Islam.” On June 13, 2016, Muslim leaders across North America signed the Orlando Statement. Signatories include, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, […]

My Friend Committed Fornication in the Past, and Wants to Tell Her Prospective Husband About It. Is This a Good Idea?

Important clarification: This page previously featured a photograph of a groom at his wedding, taken from Flickr Creative Commons. The image was used as a stock photograph. SeekersHub confirms that the individual featured in the photograph and his family bear no relation whatsoever to the subject matter addressed here. Our sincere apologies for the confusion and […]

I Cannot Stop Drinking Alcohol and Committing Adultery. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I feel lost in my sins, and am desperately trying to crawl out from under them. I have committed a number of sins such as drinking alcohol and committing adultery. I always fall back into these patterns. What can I do to overcome my weakness? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa […]

My Muslim Partner Does Not Want Me to Introduce Our Daughter to His Family. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Zaynab Ansari & Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: I have a daughter who is almost two years old. I have been with my partner for several years, but he is Muslim and I’m not. I have begged him to tell his family about his daughter but he always seems to have an […]

I Committed Sexual Misdeeds: What Must I Do to Repent?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: I committed some sexual indiscretions due to some errors in judgment with respect to some company that I had begun to keep. I realize that it was a mistake, but what do I need to do to repent? I feel ashamed, guilty, and fear falling into despair. Answer: Walaikum […]