I’m against first cousin marriage. First cousin marriages have a statistically higher chance of resulting in children with serious birth defects.This is especially true when consecutive generations of first cousins marry. Secondly, I feel that persistent cousin marriage contributes to tribalism and xenophobia…
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This month I have attended many weddings, and I thoroughly enjoy them, but I have noticed three terribly disturbing things…
from Ramadan Articles»
The fast of Ramadan is exciting for those who have just converted to Islam and are beginning their first fasting experience in their 40′s.
Ramadan Announcement: First day of Ramadan will be Tuesday, July 9, 2013, and Eid ul-Fitr on Sunday, August 19, insha’Allah.
Husbands, you have reached the final stage of the pregnancy marathon! The last three months of pregnancy can be called the months of mass destruction.
Also during that time, Ahmed, now my husband, started to tell me about Islam. I was interested in anything he had to say.
I was working for low income public housing at the time of all of this. One day, one of my tenants came into the office to pay her monthly rent. Her name is Aminah.
She said to me “Miss Mary, you look different, something has changed in you.”
Please explain the proper procedure for divorce in Islam. If a person divorces his wife in anger three times, is it counted one divorce or three divorces?
from Zawaj.com Blog»
Arab singles face a tough time finding a partner, getting engaged, getting prepared for marriage, and then actually getting married.
I should know, since I am one of them. It’s a multi-dimensional problem. First, there’s the challenge of actually meeting someone. It’s not like there is an Arab singles club that you can join, although some organizations are putting together period Arab singles events in major cities.
What are the options for Arab singles seeking a life partner?
Tomorrow morning, Insha’Allah, me, my parents and my daughter Salma will wake up early and put on our best clothes, Insha’Allah…
The Tajik hospitality is legendary and after introductions to the family of the bride we found ourselves in a traditional Pamiri House, celebrating our first wedding…
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8/30/10 •Marrying a girl against my parents’ will
11/02/13 •Stop Marrying Cousins!
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