Step by step guide to getting married in Islam

Before any of you start reading this, I want you to go here and watch this entire Nikah series if you’re genuinely looking to get married. Trust me, a lot of us think we are but his series is so so solid.


•What is ni·kāh?

n. a Muslim wedding contract, signed by the couple in front of a group of witnesses.

Marriage (nikah) is a solemn and sacred social contract between the bride and groom. This contract is a strong covenant “mithaqun Ghalithun” as expressed in Quran 4:21). The marriage contract in Islam is not a sacrament. It is revocable, ie you can divorce!

Nikah is not only an agreement between two people. It has social and familial results. The traditions and rules of society play a role in marriage.  Therefore, no nikah can be performed secretly.

Islamic and civil marriages are not two distinct concepts. Civil marriage is performed under the supervision of civil authorities. Islamic marriage similarly requires supervision, and the primary supervisor is sought to be the bride’s father. If the father and other male relatives renounce the duty of supervision or object to the marriage without an Islamic basis, the supervisor becomes the civil or other lawful authority.

Islamic marriage has the additional condition of “Mehr” which must be supervised while being determined and written down.

An Islamic marriage (nikah) can be performed under the following conditions:

1- Both sides must be free of obstacles to marry and have legal capacity.

2-  Both sides or their guardians or representatives must be present at the same time during the proposal and acceptance.

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Dealing with acne and breaking out.

As someone who still struggles with breaking out, I know what it’s like wanting to pick at them, and just being irritated and wishing you could rip your skin off and starting fresh. I know it’s hard and I know that sometimes it’s harder than others but remember your skin regenerates every 27 days so it’s really up to how well you take care of and manage your skin.

Some things can be out of your control but here’s what YOU can do to really help your body be it pimples on your face, body from your arms, back, butt, etc, whatever and wherever it may be:

  1. You are what you eat.
    • I know people say this a lot but diet really plays a big role in your wellbeing. You might eat whatever you want and if you’re blessed with good metabolism, not have anything stick to you BUT just because you don’t gain weight doesn’t mean you should keep eating junk all the time.
    • Fill your body with things high in nutrients and vitamins so lots of fruits and veggies but as well as just a balanced diet in general.
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Generic gift ideas for both guys & girls.

Sometimes there are times when you want to give a well thought out gift but also don’t have the time or money to make something yourself or to get something personalized and that’s where generic gifts come in. If presented well, generic gifts are something everyone enjoys.

Gender neutral gifts:

  •  Shoes: Figure out if they’re into fitness, get them gym shoes etc
  • Perfumes/Body Sprays:  Everyone likes smelling nice. This is a bit of a sticky one because everyone has different and like different scents.
    • If you can get a general idea of the smells they like or their favorite perfume/s you can easily look up “Scents similar to Viva La Juicy (or their favorite)

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Ways to better start a new year.

Every year we have a chance to start anew, a way to hit a little refresh button on our lives and with the new year rolling around, I thought I would share some very beneficial tips for you guys on how you start the year head-on, with a better perspective on your life and who you are as a person.  From your health, relationships, spirituality, and finances, we should all try to achieve a happier, healthier, and more fulfilling lifestyle. More romance, financial security, a healthier body, and a spiritual connection to the world are just some of the benefits of holistic living. Whether you are looking to live a cleaner, healthier lifestyle, provide better and healthier food for you and your family, improve your romantic relationships, or simply gain a sense of peace and connection to the universe, other people, and your immediate environment, working on your life as a whole and really honing who you are will really be beneficial for you not only short-term but long-term as well.Read More »

How to reduce the appearance of under eye bags.

The area around your eyes is the thinnest and most delicate skin of your face. That area, in particular, is filled with small blood vessels and due to many things like allergies, dehydration (which can also be caused by eating foods with a lot of salt which causes fluid retention), lack of sleep, smoking etc that can cause these vessels to burst which causes a dark shadow, a lowkey bruise-like kind of look. They’re totally harmless and not that hard to take care of.

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