10 Ways to Building Bridges of Trust with Your Loved One
By Taha Ghayyur
Building, earning, and keeping trust, which is known as Amana in Arabic, is a daunting task that requires a life-long effort.
Building trust is like building a bridge. It requires multiple skills and steps: intention, determination, strategy, architecture, engineering, and gathering supplies. It involves labour and at times risks. Bridge building is not a one time task. It needs constant care and maintenance.Read
When the Trust Disappears from Our Relations
Shk. Muhammad Al-Ghazali
A number of relationships are severed, rifts are created in friendships and interests are endangered when the information about or the secrets of the gatherings are disclosed by someone by correctly or incorrectly quoting the source, thus jeopardizing all the plans.
Allah’s Messenger, peace be upon him, has said: “When a man says something to someone and then turns to you, then it is a trust.” Read
Are We Aware of the Legal & Ethical Foundations of Muslim Marriage?
By Wahida Valiante
The Qur’an teaches that marriage entails certain rights and obligations and that those rights and obligations do not simply end when a marriage is dissolved; in fact, some responsibilities extend beyond the dissolution of a marriage and need to be written down in specific terms. Allah tell us: ".... Be true to every promise for, verily (on Judgment Day) you will be called to account for every promise which you have made!" (Qur’an 17:34). Read
Managing Conflict Advice of the Month:
Dealing with the In-Laws
In-laws are the focus of blame and reproach when there are marital disputes.
This month, here are some tips to maintain healthy relations with your in-laws:
- Do not forbid your spouse from seeing family unless you fear for their religion and safety.
- Do not divulge secrets.
- Make time to know your in-laws but stay out of their disputes.
- Maintain the Adab (etiquettes) of Islam with your sister- and brother-in-laws (i.e.no hugging or kissing).
- You are not obliged to spend every weekend with your in-laws.
- Give grandparents easy and reasonable access to their grandchildren. Read
Tip of the Month:
For Caring Partners
Appreciate the time and thoughtfulness, not only the results. Even when your partner goofs up and is unable to deliver up to your expectations, thank them for their effort and time. Don’t make them feel all their work was wasted.