Imam's Weekly 17 June 2022
This week Imam Shaheed talks about FINDING AND CHOOSING A SUITABLE SPOUSE
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
:الحمد لله، والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله، وبعد
وَأَنكِحُواْ ٱلۡأَيَـٰمَىٰ مِنكُمۡ وَٱلصَّـٰلِحِينَ مِنۡ عِبَادِكُمۡ وَإِمَآٮِٕڪُمۡۚ إِن يَكُونُواْ فُقَرَآءَ يُغۡنِهِمُ ٱللَّهُ مِن فَضۡلِهِۦۗ وَٱللَّهُ وَٲسِعٌ عَلِيمٌ
"Marry off those among you who are single, or the virtuous ones among your servants, male or female: if they are needy, Allah will make them free of want out of His grace: for Allah is All-Bountiful, and He knows all things." (Quran, 24:32)
Muslims have been encouraged (and in some cases obligated) by the Quranic paradigm and the sunnah/tradition of Prophet Muhammad (SAW/PBUH) to live a large part of their adult life (if not all of it) within the framework of marriage. As they enter into adulthood they must plan to have a Halaal or lawful and legitimate relationship, and finding a suitable Muslim partner is an Islamic imperative that has to be part of their goals in life.
Before even looking for a compatible life partner, there are certain...