An intelligent person undertaking a very long journey, through a route which he has not traveled before, will ensure that he makes adequate preparations before he departs. He will seek advice and directions and will make enquiries regarding the road and what to expect. After all this he will still carry a GPS so that he does not take any wrong turns.
Marriage is also a journey, a journey that is meant to last a lifetime. It takes one through different terrains and past various scenery. While it may generally be smooth sailing, like a luxury car on an open freeway, there are sometimes the odd and unexpected gravel patches. One just needs to keep one’s eye on the road and focus on the destination.
The Mu’min’s (believer’s) destination in marriage, like everything else, is the pleasure of Allah Ta’ala. The perfect, all terrain vehicle which will transport him safely and smoothly through the open freeways as well as the rocky terrain and gravel patches is Deen- the path of the Quraan and Sunnah while the advice of the Ulama and elders is the GPS.
This book is divided into four chapters:
Chapter One – A to Z of Marriage: Basic and to the point guide to the various aspects of marriage.
Chapter Two – Articles: Marriage related articles discussing certain issues with more detail.
Chapter Three – Stories: Experiences and incidents from the marriages and marital life of some pious women.
Chapter Four – Q & A.