Islamic marriage advice and family advice

How to Submit Your Question as a Draft

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To submit your question to be answered, follow these simple instructions to register and write a draft.

As-salamu alaykum dear readers,

You are important to us and we want to help you. I know we have a lot of rules, but over the years we have found that this system is the best way to do it, Insha'Allah.

The best way to submit your question is register, log in and write a draft. Please do not write your questions in the comment forms on other people's questions, as those will be deleted.

Important Points:

1. Maintain your privacy!

Sometimes people submit their question, then after the question has been published and answered they ask us to delete it because they afraid that someone who knows them will see it. By policy, we do not delete posts after they have been published. So if you want to keep your identity private, I suggest the following:

1) Don't use your real name.
2) Change some of the important details so that your identity will not be recognizable. For example, if you got married in the masjid five years ago, you might say you got married at a banquet hall seven years ago.
3) Change your location. If you live in Egypt, you might change it to Palestine or UAE, for example.

2. Waiting period

We receive several questions each day and we often cannot keep up. Because of this there is a waiting period before your question is answered. The waiting period varies from a week to more than a month, depending on the number of questions in the queue.

In the meantime, search through the database for similar questions that have already been answered. In addition, seek other resources in your community, such as an Imam, an elder relative, a counselor or therapist, etc.

3. Limit of 4 questions per person per year

Because we receive so many questions, and our resources are limited, we have a limit of 4 questions per person per calendar year. So if you have already submitted 4 posts, you may comment on your published posts, or wait until the next calendar year.

4. Not a fatwa service

We are not a fatwa service and do not give legal rulings. We provide common sense Islamic advice on Muslim marriage and family issues.

5. Marriage and family issues only

Please limit your questions to marriage, relationship and family issues. In other words, no questions about Islamic economics, political issues, nutrition, etc. Maybe in the future we can expand our Islamic question and answer service to include those issues Insha'Allah, but right now we only specialize in Muslim family and marriage topics.

How to Submit Your Question as a Draft:

1. From the home page, click on the link on the right side to register (it's just beneath the image slider). Make sure you write down your username and password.

2. Log in.

3. On the menu bar on the left side of the page, click on "Posts", then beneath that, click on "Add New."

4. Write a title at the top, then in the big text box, write your question. Don't worry about writing the excerpt, adding tags, choosing categories, etc. You can do those things if you like, but if not then the website staff will do it.

5. If you need to save it and finish it later, click the "Save Draft" button at the top right.

6. When you are finished, click the blue "Submit for Review" button on the upper right.

That's it! Your question will be placed in the queue and the IslamicAnswers.com staff will publish it in turn.

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Thank you brothers and sisters for your readership and loyalty. Here is one of my favorite duas, which was given by the Messenger of Allah Muhammad (peace be upon him) and is included in the wonderful book, "Fortress of the Muslim":

O Allah, I am Your servant, son of Your servant, son of Your maidservant; my forelock is in Your hand; Your command over me is forever executed and Your decree over me is just; I ask You by every name belonging to You that You have named Yourself with, or revealed in Your book, or taught to any of Your creation, or have preserved in the knowledge of the unseen with You, that You make the Qur'an the life of my heart and the light of my breast, and a departure for my sorrow and a release from my anxiety.