• Consequences of a Forced Marriage

    Consequences of a Forced Marriage

    As explained in my previous post, the reasons for forced marriage are complex and varied.   Whatever the rationale, the result may subject a young woman to severe and sustained abuse, including domestic violence, marital rape, and other forms of violence, decreased levels of education, health complications, and a life of submission and dependence. Although there […]

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  • Arranged but Forced Marriages

    Arranged but Forced Marriages

    Most parents desire that their daughters find a suitable match and settle down in life. Parents do have some concerns regarding society, difficulty in finding a better suitor or obstacles in parenthood in case of a delayed marriage and/or getting their children married before retirement so that they do not have financial difficulties. However, there […]

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  • Marriage Is Not a Wild Card Entry

    Marriage Is Not a Wild Card Entry

    Marriage is not a wild card entry where the Mother-In-Law and Daughter-In-Law get into a competition to prove themselves. Marriage is a partnership between MIL and DIL.  This partnership should allow them to live in harmony with encouragement and support from each other in individual pursuits so as to reach their potential.  On the other […]

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  • Successful and Unsuccessful People

    Successful and Unsuccessful People

    Dear Readers, Hello and As Salamualaykum! Another year has passed by and we once again have new resolutions, goals and aspirations and hope to achieve them in 2016.  However, we need to know some of the traits of successful and unsuccessful people: It is evident that all our expectations to see the change in the […]

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  • Dowry is an obligation

    Dowry is an obligation

    Dowry is an obligation of Islamic marriage.  The Mahr (dowry) is something that is paid by the man to his wife. It is paid to the wife as an honor and a respect and to show that he has a serious desire to marry her and is not simply entering into the marriage contract without […]

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  • The Lighter Side of Matrimonial Ads

    The Lighter Side of Matrimonial Ads

    While we read matrimonial ads, we do wonder about some of the peculiar things that are mentioned in those ads. Below are a few ads that bring the lighter side of matrimonial ads: Salesman: Once in a lifetime offer, to get yourself the original, genuine article. One of the most handsome and smartest bachelor’s around is now […]

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  • What causes delays in marriages?

    What causes delays in marriages?

    In a job interview the applicants are questioned about their skills, ambitions, motivation, team working, personality and interests, etc.  However, criteria for a marriage proposal interview is entirely different. What causes delays in marriages is certainly not because of lack of certain aspects related to skills, ambitions, personality, interests or hobbies. Qualified, experienced and skilled candidates work […]

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  • Suicide As A Last Resort

    Suicide As A Last Resort

    Day in and day out we hear or read about suicides committed by young married women such as: “A 22-year-old woman was being harassed by her husband for trivial reasons. Unable to bear harassment, she resorted to the extreme step by setting herself ablaze on November 4 where she succumbed on Sunday night. A 28-year-old […]

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  • Inquire and Investigate

    When we intend to buy a car, a smart phone, a laptop or a television we inquire and investigate and do enormous research on the internet, seek advice from friends and relatives and then decide to purchase. Suppose the purchased product is defective or malfunctions, we have an option to exchange or get a refund. […]

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  • Everything will be alright

    Everything will be alright

    The phrase “Everything will be alright” is generally used under stressful circumstances in order to pacify or motivate the affected person. However, when this phrase is used to convince a son/daughter to accept a marriage proposal, it is very dangerous because some assumptions have been made that could go wrong and result in a miserable […]

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  • Blog Roll

    Blog Roll

    Please find below links to some of the truly inspiring, motivating and informative blogs from the blogging fraternity.    Dowry  and Female Feticides http://www.itsagirlmovie.com/ http://saynotodowryenglish.blogspot.com/ http://www.firstpost.com/tag/dowry http://saynodowry.com/ http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Articles&ArticleID=1911 http://manasij.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/dowry/ http://blogs.thenewstribe.com/blog/67490/say-no-to-dowry-loud-clear/#.UNC1xm_qmSo http://twocircles.net/2012sep07/young_generation_urged_say_%E2%80%98no_dowry.html http://www.causes.com/causes/268995-anti-dowry-campaign-say-no-to-dowry Marriage http://www.srilankamuslims.net/nice-graphic-about-muslim-marriage-dowry/ http://muslimmarriages.wordpress.com/ http://imcv-marriage.blogspot.com/ http://deltawomen.blogspot.com/2012/12/mysore-marriage-curse-of-muslim-women.html http://www.weddinglegend.com/muslim-wedding-traditions/ http://muslimspice.com/why-american-muslim-women-cannot-get-married http://www.atlantabeez.org/muslim-marriages-experiencing-high-rate-of-divorce/ http://blog.halfourdeen.com/ http://www.muslimmarriageadvice.com/a-blessing-of-paradise/ http://islam44.blogspot.com/2012/11/find-muslim-life-partner-muslim.html http://theduncanadventures.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-first-omani-muslim-wedding.html http://nour-dv.org.uk/2012/09/10/muslim-marriage-certificate-review/ http://www.islam-muslim.net/muslim-marriage-shaadi/ http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2012/08/muslim-wedding-explosion-of-colour-and-style.html http://www.aware.org.sg/2012/07/rethinking-the-muslim-marriage-contract/ http://blog.naseeb.com/2012/10/problems-faced-by-muslim-couples-after-marriage/ http://www.muslimweddingtips.com/muslim-marriage-contract/ http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/7-warning-signs-your-marriage-trouble/ http://blog.rukhsanakhan.com/date/2012/12/ Self-Development http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/50-of-the-best-personal-development-blogs/ http://www.persistenceunlimited.com/2007/07/the-top-50-blogs-that-will-unleash-your-motivation/ […]

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  • Word a Day

    Word a Day

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  • Why Marry?

    Unfortunately, these are some of the (unmentioned) reasons that some parents conceal when deciding to marry their children: • Our son is frivolous and we hope that he will learn his responsibilities once he gets married. • The mother is old and sick and we need a woman (daughter in-law) who will look after the […]

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  • Marriage Planning

    Marriage Planning

    “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail’ Benjamin Franklin         Planning can be defined as a mental process to achieve some predetermined goals based on facts rather than guesses.  Some of the areas that require planning are : Life Goals, Personality, Academic/Religious Qualifications, Essential Skills, Hobbies and Interests,  Well-Being and Social Interests.  A […]

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Blog Roll

Blog Roll

Please find below links to some of the truly inspiring, motivating and informative blogs from the blogging fraternity.

 

 Dowry  and Female Feticides

http://www.itsagirlmovie.com/

http://saynotodowryenglish.blogspot.com/

http://www.firstpost.com/tag/dowry

http://saynodowry.com/

http://www.boloji.com/index.cfm?md=Content&sd=Articles&ArticleID=1911

http://manasij.wordpress.com/2012/08/27/dowry/

http://blogs.thenewstribe.com/blog/67490/say-no-to-dowry-loud-clear/#.UNC1xm_qmSo

http://twocircles.net/2012sep07/young_generation_urged_say_%E2%80%98no_dowry.html

http://www.causes.com/causes/268995-anti-dowry-campaign-say-no-to-dowry

Marriage

http://www.srilankamuslims.net/nice-graphic-about-muslim-marriage-dowry/

http://muslimmarriages.wordpress.com/

http://imcv-marriage.blogspot.com/

http://deltawomen.blogspot.com/2012/12/mysore-marriage-curse-of-muslim-women.html

http://www.weddinglegend.com/muslim-wedding-traditions/

http://muslimspice.com/why-american-muslim-women-cannot-get-married

http://www.atlantabeez.org/muslim-marriages-experiencing-high-rate-of-divorce/

http://blog.halfourdeen.com/

http://www.muslimmarriageadvice.com/a-blessing-of-paradise/

http://islam44.blogspot.com/2012/11/find-muslim-life-partner-muslim.html

http://theduncanadventures.blogspot.com/2012/11/my-first-omani-muslim-wedding.html

http://nour-dv.org.uk/2012/09/10/muslim-marriage-certificate-review/

http://www.islam-muslim.net/muslim-marriage-shaadi/

http://www.lovemydress.net/blog/2012/08/muslim-wedding-explosion-of-colour-and-style.html

http://www.aware.org.sg/2012/07/rethinking-the-muslim-marriage-contract/

http://blog.naseeb.com/2012/10/problems-faced-by-muslim-couples-after-marriage/

http://www.muslimweddingtips.com/muslim-marriage-contract/

http://islamiclearningmaterials.com/7-warning-signs-your-marriage-trouble/

http://blog.rukhsanakhan.com/date/2012/12/

Self-Development

http://www.stevenaitchison.co.uk/blog/50-of-the-best-personal-development-blogs/

http://www.persistenceunlimited.com/2007/07/the-top-50-blogs-that-will-unleash-your-motivation/

http://www.prolificliving.com

http://www.positiveprovocations.com

http://www.marcandangel.com/

Kerala Blog Roll

http://www.cs.princeton.edu/~mp/malayalam/blogs/

Homeschooling Blog Roll

http://www.hiphomeschoolmoms.com/the-ultimate-homeschool-blogroll/

Vegan Blog Roll

http://www.veganmofo.com/blogroll/