Ruling on women advertising their desire to marry in newspapers

Question 5: What is the ruling on women advertising in newspapers and magazines their descriptions seeking marriage?

Answer: A woman advertising her desire to marry in newspapers and magazines and listing her descriptions conflicts with chastity, modesty and decency. It is not a Muslim custom at all. Thus, it is obligatory to refrain from doing it… read more here.

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Pessimism about marriage or circumcision in Safar

Question 3: We heard that some people believe that no one should marry or be circumcised in the month of Safar. We would like you to guide us to the truth according to Islaamic Sharee‘ah (Islaamic law). May Allaah protect you!

Answer: What is mentioned with regard to the prohibition of marriage or circumcision during the month of Safar is superstition. Being superstitious of months, days, birds and similar animals is not permissible. Al-Bukhaaree and Muslim reported on the authority of `Aboo Hurayrah (may Allaah be pleased with him) that the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: There is no ‘Adwaa (contagion, disease transmission naturally by itself not by the Decree of Allaah), nor is there any Tiyaarah (evil omen), nor is there any Haamah (pre-Islaamic superstitious belief that the bones of a dead person turn into an owl), nor is there Safar (the month of Safar was believed to bring bad luck during Jaahiliyyah). Being superstitious about the month of Safar falls under forbidden pessimism that discourages from acting and is one of the acts of Jaahiliyyah (pre-Islamic time of ignorance) that was annulled by Islaam... read more here.

Can marriage proposals be rejected due to possessed by Jinn?

Question 361: I have had many marriage proposals, but none have succeeded. People tell me that I am possessed by Jinn (creatures created from fire) and bewitched. Is this true? How can I undo this spell, or possession? It may be worth mentioning that I suffer from spasms when I become angry, and I sometimes have nightmares.

Answer: You must beware of the whisperings that Satan makes to cause grief to the believers. You have also to perform your Islaamic duties of `Ibaadah (worship) as commanded by Allaah. You should increase your Du`a’ (supplication), Dikr (Remembrance of Allaah), Qur’aan recitation, and read the Adkaar (invocations and remembrances said at certain times on a regular basis) after the obligatory Salaahs (Prayers) especially Fajr (Dawn), Maghrib (Sunset), and `Ishaa’ (Night) Prayers. You may also visit a person who treats using Ruqyah (reciting Qur’aan and transmitted supplications over the sick as a cure), hopefully Allaah will cure you. In addition, you can recite frequently: A`oodu Bi-kalimaat-illaahi Al-tammati Min Sharri Maa Khalaq (I seek refuge with the Perfect Words of Allaah from the evil of what He has created) in the morning and at night. Also, recite Aayat-ul-Kursee (the Qur’aanic Verse of Allaah’s Chair, Soorah Al-Baqarah, 2:255) after every obligatory Salaah (Prayer) and when you go to bed. Finally, you can recite the Soorahs (Qur’aanic chapters) of Say (O Muhammad صلى الله عليه وسلم): “He is Allaah, (the) One. , Say: “I seek refuge with (Allaah), the Lord of the daybreak, , and Say: “I seek refuge with (Allaah) the Lord of mankind, after you perform every obligatory Salaah, and repeat the three Soorahs thrice after Fajr (Dawn) and Maghrib (Sunset) Prayers. Reciting all these will remove all things that hurt you, In-shaa’-Allaah (if Allaah wills)... read more here.