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Moody, Lazy Husband

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Last Updated on Monday, 23 November 2015 05:48

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum 

We’ve been married for 11 years now, but we are always fighting. My husband is a very moody person who talks to me when he feels like. He could go for weeks being angry with me. Most of the time it’s such petty things. When I try speaking to him about it, it gets so heated & blown out of proportion. If he's wrong he will never apologise, instead he turns things around & makes it my fault. 

He’s also not had much luck with work. With me working, we’ve managed to get through this twice before. This is now the third time he’s lost his job and he’s sitting at home, not making much of an effort to find a job. He’s so moody, he doesn’t even speak to me. I feel that he demands too much from me. I am trying to see to the basics at home but I am barely coping. He makes me feel so guilty if I can’t give him money, like for petrol. He picks on my mum all the time and I can’t understand why.

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Dating in Islam

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 15:32

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

I would like to know the concept of dating in Islam and what are the conditions attached to such with regards to permissibility as well as haraam?

Jazakumullahu khairan

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Muharram Niaz

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 13 October 2015 16:37

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu

Respected Ulama

As the month of Muharram has dawned upon us once again, one notices that many Muslims engage in a lot of weird practices such as, for example: buying apples and preparing milkshake and going to a specific place (designated for this purpose) to offer ‘Muharram niaz’. They go there, offer the apples and milkshake and sometimes another type of sweet dish as well... and then make du‘aa. Some other strange practices are also engaged in. Many people also take vows during the year, with the intention that if they achieve their desire, they will go to this place in Muharram and offer niaz.

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Girls Going on Excursion

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Last Updated on Monday, 31 August 2015 14:08

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Is it advisable for young girls (grade 12) to go on an overnight excursion? The place is less than 78km so the parents and certain teachers feel it is no problem. Certain male parents want to accompany them which will be a means of them seeing the other girls. 

Jazakallah

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Communal Living

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 15:32

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

I need some advice about communal living. From an Islamic point of view, is it permissible to reside in the same home as ones father in law?

I am living with my husband and children in the same home as my in laws. I don’t have a relationship with my father in law. He has anger management issues and is always in a bad mood. I am uncomfortable to live in the same home as someone who refuses to talk, be pleasant or greet back. Also, is he is my ghair mahram? So from that view point is it allowed? Are there any hadith’s about this situation? 

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