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Imam's Weekly 10 June 2022

This week Imam Shaheed talks about PREPARING ONESELF FOR MARRIAGE

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم :الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله، وبعد

هُوَ ٱلَّذِى خَلَقَكُم مِّن نَّفۡسٍ وَٲحِدَةٍ وَجَعَلَ مِنۡہَا زَوۡجَهَا لِيَسۡكُنَ إِلَيۡہَا‌ۖ فَلَمَّا تَغَشَّٮٰهَا حَمَلَتۡ حَمۡلاً خَفِيفًا فَمَرَّتۡ بِهِۦ‌ۖ فَلَمَّآ أَثۡقَلَت دَّعَوَا ٱللَّهَ رَبَّهُمَا لَٮِٕنۡ ءَاتَيۡتَنَا صَـٰلِحًا لَّنَكُونَنَّ مِنَ ٱلشَّـٰكِرِينَ

"It is He (Allah) who created you from a single person, and made his spouse of like-nature, in order that he might dwell with her (in love). When they are united, she bears a light burden and carries it about (unnoticed). When she grows heavy, they both pray to Allah their Lord (saying): "if You give us a righteous child, we vow we shall (ever) be grateful." (Quran, 7:189)

Finding a suitable partner and then living the rest of one's life in a happy and successful marriage is a noble goal most people have, and probably the most important decision they will make in their life. It is at the same time also one of the objectives of Islam, and thus we have comprehensive guidelines in our teachings to help us navigate through the challenges we invariably will face leading up to marriage. This comprehensive Islamic guidance incorporates the individual’s preparation for marriage, a process that starts way before the union.

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