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Are Men really from Mars and Women from Venus?

As-Salamu’alaikum:

We are either married, or aspire to be. In any case, the challenge of getting to know who our (future) spouse really is, what they want, and how to deal with them is something that is debated, discussed, (and joked about) constantly. AlhamduLILLAH, we have the Messenger of ALLAH SAW as a guide in every aspect of our lives, and through His Sunnah, do we learn how the best of ALL creation was, how he treated his wives, and what he instructed the men and women of this Ummah to treat their respective spouses. Our noble brother, Sheikh Yasir Qadhi has been kind enough to do a series entitled, “Like A Garment” where he discusses the nature of men and women, and gives advice to each side how to behave, and how to treat the other. The naseehah he gives is excellent, and Sheikh Yasir gives insight that many of us will InshaALLAH appreciate, and benefit from. May ALLAH reward Sheikh Yasir, have Mercy on his family, and make a path to Jannah easy for him, Ameen. The video series can be found here.

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What’s Love Got To Do With It?

As-Salamu’alaikum:

This article by Sheikh Abu Eesa Niamatullah in my opinion is a must read for both brothers and sisters on the reality of marriage in Islam in our time.  Unfortunately, the blog that this article was posted on is down but here is the full text of the article that I managed to find elsewhere on the web AlhamduLILLAH.  The insight from the people of knowledge is always beneficial, and I honestly hope that it benefits us all.  In my humble opinion, as the trend of feminism has grown in the western culture, so has this trend among the speakers and Imam’s that are popular as well.  The problem is that Islam does not need any changes, or “re-interpretation”.  From its inception, this Deen is perfect, is universal, and is relevant until the Day of Judgment.  AlhamduLILLAH, it is good to see that there are some people of knowledge (few as they are), who are able to present Islam in an unapologetic way, and call a spade a spade.  Islam is a middle path, that is neither feminist, nor chauvinist.

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