Wednesday Halaqa: Low 3112. 6pm. Introduction to the book: Blissful Marriage – by Dr. Ekram and Mohammad Rida Beshir.

Bismillah. Alhumdulillah. Salaatu wa Salaam ala’ Rasulullah.
Today we were introduced to a book which can be a really good source for us as potential marriage candidates.

Sheikh Djafr first asked the question: What do you think the Objective of marriage is?

– We came up with basically the following:

  1. To fulfill ubudiyya (obedience) to Allah, because “Marriage is half of faith and Conciousness of Allah is the other half”
  2. To strengthen the community and consiquently humanity.
  3. To gain a peace of mind: “And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquillity with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect.” [30:21] Surah Ar Room – The Holy Quran.

Some other points which stress the importance of marriage in Islaam: – Allah created everything in Pairs, Women are the other half of men (hadith).

We also had a discussion if Marriage was Wajib, Mustahab, Halal, Makrooh, or Haraam. It all depends on your situation. Those we will discuss later on in the class.

Insha Allah we’re ordering the book soon, it can be found on www.islamicbookstore.com

Next Class: 6:00pm, Wednesday November 15th, 2006 insha Allah
Alhumdulillah. Salaatu wa Salaam ala’ Rasulullah.

As salaamu alekum warahmatullahi wabarakatahu.

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