Relationship

When Love is Not Enough: Reassessing Marriage in the Muslim ...

*This article is adapted from a presentation Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi prepared for the Grand Mawlid event, held February 5th, 2012 in Santa Clara, California.   According to a Soundvision survey conducted in 2010: “If you attended six Muslim weddings this summer, ...

Tired of Being Single?

Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi “Relationship idolatry happens when we place too much emphasis on our relationships rather than working on our own self-realization. What you might think you should get from a relationship (a sense of peace, ...

10 Ways to Avoid Marrying the Wrong Person!

Dr. Nafisa Sekandari and Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi “And of His signs is that He created for you from yourselves mates that you may find tranquillity in them; and He placed between you affection and mercy.  Indeed in that are signs ...

Handling a Break-Up with Dignity

“Once you divorce women, and they have reached the end of their waiting period, then either retain them in all decency or part from them decently. Do not retain them just to act mean with them; anyone who does that ...

6 Things NOT to Say to Someone Who is Divorced

  By Amal Killawi and Zarinah Nadir Divorce is never easy. But it’s the reality for 50% of American couples and 31% of American Muslim couples.  With these statistics, you’re likely to have friends or know people in your community ...

7 Ways To Move On From A Broken Heart

  “The emotion that can break your heart is sometimes the very one that heals it…” – Nicholas Sparks Although all of us humans can share the experience a broken heart at some point in our lives, only the broken ...

Why Paradise is Under Her Feet: Mothers as Leaders

A mother’s heart is a patchwork of love.  ~Author Unknown Guest Post:  Dr. Parisa Popalzai One day I was speaking with a mother of five children about her life and aspirations.  After giving her a brief summary of my education ...

The “Parentification” Trap: Dangers of An Enmeshed Parent-Child Relationship!

“Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life’s longing for itself. They came through you but not from you and though they are with you yet they belong not to you.”  – Khalil Gibran ...

Forgiving Your Parents & Learning to Move On

“Children begin by loving their parents; as they grow older they judge them; sometimes, they forgive them” – Oscar Wilde Guest Post by Hosai Mojaddidi The notion that adults, and in particular, parents and caregivers, are to be unequivocally trusted ...

How To Recognize Signs You Were Raised By A Narcissist

  Original Source: Anna Almendrala Healthy Living Editor, Huffington Post   To outsiders, your dad is a larger-than-life social magnet who attracts people from all walks of life. Or your mom is the perfect woman, always looking to please and juggling ...

Domestic Violence Hurts More Than the Victim

    “I object to violence because when it appears to do good, the good is only temporary; the evil it does is permanent” -Mahatma Gandhi “The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. ...