Mufti Muhammad Ibn Adam al-Kawthari
Islamic Guide to Sexual Relations
English rendering of a classical work on the lives of the virtuous wives of the Noble Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him). Also found in this book is the rights and dues afforded to the Mothers of the Believers, their rank, the homelife of the Noble Prophet (may Allah bless him and grant him peace), the Wisdom in his marrying multiple women, and the ruling of hijab. Mention is also made of other women related to the Noble Prophet (peace and blessing be upon him).
MEANS TO ATTAIN A HAPPY FAMILY LIFE Some husbands and some of the fathers, their laughter is reserved for the people outside of the home, and if you see him outside of his family, you would say, "Masha Allah! He does not stop laughing!" And he makes those around him laugh. But when he enters the home, he transforms into a lion! He does not smile in his wife's face, and he does not smile in his children's face! This is not living with them in kindness.
Birth control, or family planning through contraception, has become a common practice in society. Many new methods of permanent and temporary contraception have become widespread. Consequently, Muslims have also increasingly begun adopting the various means of limiting or spacing out procreation. This no doubt has a deep influence on the very core of our society and thus raises many ethical and religious questions, particularly surrounding abortion. Birth Control & Abortion in Islam systematically and concisely presents the relevant rules and regulations of Islamic law on these issues.
This practical guide on sex education and traditional family values for young Muslims, presents scientific information in the light of broadly accepted Islamic teachings on topics such as pregnancy, childbirth, personal hygiene, evolution and genetics, as well as moral and social questions.
Can a Muslim woman have a role beyond the domestic realm? For a variety of reasons, ranging from the financial to the intellectual, many Muslim women choose to work in fields that take them beyond the domestic realm, in many cases enhancing their roles in the home with their families. Beyond the Kitchen draws upon the real-life experiences of working Muslim women and discusses their challenges, from juggling domestic chores, family commitments and workplace demands to dealing with challenges such as wearing hijab in the workplace and deciding whether or not to attend the office Christmas party.