Our previous event, ‘Why Marry?’ was an eye-opening reminder for all of us. Well, we hope that it turned some reluctant hearts towards the idea of marriage. With the first part of the ‘Marriage 101’ series wrapped up, we invite you to join us in the next one, ‘How to Marry?’ on Sunday, the 22nd of October at the Dar-us-salaam Musalla.
This time, we are going to dig deeper. Imam Safi, our speaker for the event, will break down the entire marriage process, from finding a spouse to keeping the spouse happy once you get married to them.
After all, happily ever after is a process, not a destination.
What is Marriage?
Marriage: the union that binds a man and woman as husband and wife. A celebration of joy that all cultures around the world recognize and enjoy. In Arabic, it’s called Zawaj, meaning to pair, link, join, connect, and come together as a couple.
Allah mentions in the Qur’an that the spouses are garments for each other (2:187), and an abode of peace (30:21). Allah further tells us in the Qur’an: “And We created you in pairs” (78:8), meaning we are not meant to live life alone. Yet so many of us struggle to find a spouse, and maybe we don’t even know how to get married the right way Islamically.
How to Marry?
The Prophet peace and blessings be upon him said, “Women may be married for four things: their wealth, their lineage, their beauty, and their religious commitment. Choose the one who is religiously committed, may your hands be rubbed with dust (i.e., may you prosper).” [Al-Bukhari, Muslim]
The best of all gifts in this world is a righteous spouse. ‘Your person’ who stands by you in times of happiness and difficulty, and your tranquility among the chaos. Then, should we not choose them carefully? Shouldn’t we commit ourselves to the process the way Allah has commanded us?
How do we know if a person is religious, and if they are, how do we know if they are compatible? These are questions that need to be answered with wisdom and expertise.
Get all your questions regarding the Islamic way of proposing, nikah, walimah, and marriage answered on Sunday, the 22nd of October at 11 AM.
Join us onsite at the Dar-us-Salaam Musalla with a dish to share. We love having potluck events!
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