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Marriage

What a perfect match!

What a perfectly matched couple….This marriage was indeed prepared in Jannah(Heaven)….It’s like a page from a fairytale…These were just a few of the comments made after Yusuf and Fatima’s nikaah (wedding) ceremony. A few years later and two beautiful kids in their spacious home, “the sea was no longer so …

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Securing Rewards in Marriage

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) The sawaab (reward) for the sabr (patience) a woman exercises over her difficulties in managing the home of her husband and fulfilling the rights of her husband and children sometimes is such, which makes her ‘reach’ Allah Ta’ala very quickly. This, however, …

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Assault on Family

Family, the basic unit of civilisation, is under multi-pronged assault. History bears testimony that the nations that wielded power, conquered neighbours and raised empires could not survive the decay stemming from the disintegration of the family. It tore them from below, deprived them of young blood, sapped their creative energy, …

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Escaping the Worst of Prisons

When Sara met Ahmed, she immediately knew. He was everything she had always dreamed of. Meeting him was like watching the sun rise in the middle of a snowstorm. His warmth melted the cold. But soon admiration turned to worship. Before she could understand what had happened, Sara had become …

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For Ever After

In all societies and at all times marriage has been considered an occssion for great joy. The word most used with ‘wedding’ is ‘celebration.’ In fiction, which reflects our inner desires, they ‘lived happily ever after.‘ Obviously seeking success in marraige has been a pre-occupation of all societies. Today in …

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Enjoying married life the halal way

by Sadaf Farooqi Her hands still show faint remnants of the intricate patterns of henna applied on the day of her nikah. Their bedroom still emanates a whiff of fragrance of wilting roses still majestic in their ‘faded glory’. The customary blushes, shyness, nervousness and social awkwardness still mark their …

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INCREASING OUR LOSSES IN MARRIAGE

A husband complained that he was always angry with his wife, and they continuously argued. …There are so many such cases : If it is not the husband complaining of his wife, it is the wife complaining of her husband. In this case, having been informed of the weaknesses of …

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Balancing the rights of husband and parents?

JAMIATUL ULAMA KZN DAILY Q&A Q. I want to know – is it true that in Islam a guidance of a husband is the law for his wife, she must implicitly obey him. And may a husband forbid his wife to visit her parents? If between the husband’s guidance and …

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The Husband Who Was Too Shy To Look At His Wife

….So I said to him: “And the likes of her truly deserve that from you.”.... This story was recounted by Prof. Khalid Al-Jubeir, consulting cardiovascular surgeon, in one of his lectures: Once I operated on a two and a half year old child. It was Tuesday, and on Wednesday the …

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Achieving a Strong Marriage Bond

Marriage is considered an ‘ibaadah, an act that is pleasing to Allah Ta’aala. It is in accordance with His commandments that husbands and wives love each other and help one another to rear their children as true servants of Allah Ta’aala. Most spouses start out with hopes and rosy dreams; …

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