Marriage

Just Another Day

Just Another Day

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
It’s so easy to forget all the good things – so easy to forget what makes every day worth living.
And it’s so easy to forget all the bad things – all the bad things which steal the sleep from your eyes and rob you of your faith in humanity.
What a [...]

The Man with the 86 Wives!

The Man with the 86 Wives!

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
I couldn’t believe this when I read it – I just couldn’t!
86 wives!!
Yes, this is about the man in Nigeria who is married to 86 women – unbelievable isn’t it?!
So, the question begs to be asked – is that allowed?
And the answer to that is a resounding NO!
Islam permits a [...]

Marriage Matters – The Review

Marriage Matters - The Review

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Alhumdulillah (all Praise belongs to Allah) the Marriage Matters seminar took place last Saturday with a decent turnout of around 100 women.
We had handouts of the seminar notes as well as the ‘controversial’ (!) ‘10 Tips to be a Successful Husband/Wife’ leaflet. Please see below for the links to [...]

Marriage Matters – Ladies Seminar

Marriage Matters - Ladies Seminar

Assalaamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Well it’s here – finally!
Insha-Allah (with the Will of Allah) this Saturday, 7 June 2008 we will be holding the long awaited ‘Marriage Matters’ seminar for ladies only (the one for men is going to be soon after insha-Allah).
The seminar will focus on the position of marriage, relationships and family [...]

Stage Fright!

Stage Fright!

Assalamu-Alaykum – Peace be Upon you
Opening night, and all is quiet…
It’s those magical few seconds before the curtain goes up. The crowd are holding their breath, the director’s having his 74th panic attack (!) and the lead is telling himself that it’s all going to be alright on the night, when it happens…..
…..quite suddenly [...]

The Safety Net of Marriage

The Safety Net of Marriage

Assalaamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
With the good news of yet another friend of mine falling prey to the charms of the woman of his dreams (!), I started thinking again (I can hear you thinking, ‘oh no!’)…..
So why do people get married?
What intentions do they have?
Islamically, marriage is a Sunnah (practice) of all the Prophets [...]

Swim for Sure

Swim for Sure

Assalamu-Aalaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Alhumdulillah (All Praise belongs to Allah) I am back.
Back from the holiday of a lifetime from the picturesque paradise of the Maldives.
Back to face what Allah has ordained for me in this life, but with one very important addition – my lovely wife – alhumdulillah!
And back to reality!
Aaaaaaaaaggggggggghhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!
Take me back! [...]

Kinetic Worship

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
It’s amazing why more and more people don’t want to get married these days…
Obviously, the illicit morals which are promoted by Western society have a lot to do with it. The idea of sexual freedom, personal freedom, the idea of doing what you want and not being bound by the [...]

The Difference between Culture and Islam

The Difference between Culture and Islam

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
Well here we are again, trying to separate religion from culture. Trying to separate the facts from the myths. Trying to re-inject the common sense of the way of life of Islam and dissuade the masses from the mindless rituals of culture.
A point which cannot be overstressed I think [...]

Get Married – The Asian Way?

Get Married - The Asian Way?

Assalamu-Alaykum (Peace be Upon you)
So you want to get married?
Are you sure?
Have you thought about it?
Are you up for it?
Have you told your parents?
Are they ’sorting’ it out?
This last question may confuse a couple of people. After all, why would parents ’sort’ it out? They’re not the ones getting married – you are…..
…..Aren’t [...]