Life Skills

Managing the silly season

Q: I am a young lad matriculating from an Islamic school and would like your advise. I try my very best to live life like a good Muslim. As best as possible I lower my gaze from strange women, i avoid music and places of sin like movies, discos and beaches on weekends.

Marrying a non-Muslim

Marrying a non-MuslimQ. I am in my 20s and still not married. The Muslim boys that I know are of dubious and doubtful character, womanisers or into drugs and drink and other Haraam.

Infatuated by a girl at campus!

Q. I am 19 years old and attend campus. At the start of the year I saw this girl who greeted me as we passed each other. Ever since then, I always greet her when seeing her. The thing is that since the very first day I saw her and later got to know a bit more about her, not by communicating but by observing her gestures and interaction with others I was instantly attracted to her.

Advice

Virtue of Making Salaam First: Hadhrat Abdullah ibn Mas’ood (Radhiallahu Anhu) relates that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said: “The one who makes salaam first is free from pride.” (Baihaqi – Shu’abul Imaan 6/433)